If you are a fan of the Emmy Award-winning AMC drama Mad Men, this summer may find you patiently awaiting the Season 5 DVD set to reach library shelves (the first four seasons are available at multiple ACPL locations). Indulge in these books while the screenwriters are crafting Season 6.
Mad Men on the Couch: Analyzing the Minds of the Men and Women of the Hit TV Show
by Dr. Stephanie Newman
Explore the personal and professional lives of the complex main characters of the 60s-period drama from the perspective of a modern-day clinical psychologist.
Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the 60s and Beyond By Jane Maas
How accurate is Mad Men from the female perspective? Learn firsthand from a former Advertising Woman of the Year winner in this account of her life on Madison Avenue, including candid peer interviews.
The Real Madmen: The Renegades of Madison Avenue and The Golden Age of Advertising
By Andrew Cracknell
A book filled with back stories and real-life details that often contrast the storylines of Mad Men while putting the advertising revolution in historical perspective.
Soap, Sex, and Cigarettes: A Cultural History of American Advertising by Juliann Sivulka
Examine the push and pull of advertising in American society with illustrated examples from 1492 to present day, updated from the 1998 edition.