Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mad Men week

It seems everywhere I look this week I see articles about Mad Men. Which is good, it's nice to see such a smart, well-written TV show getting so much press.

A lot of it seems to be the same, though, gushing fan stuff, so I was glad to pick up Jesse McLean's book, Kings of Madison Avenue.

Part episode guide, part history lesson and all fun, the book is an in-depth look at the show by someone who clearly loves it but isn't afraid to critisize it as well.

Of course, I don't get AMC so I'll have to wait until the third season gets released on DVD, but it seems worth the wait. It was nice of AMC to put last season's finale on their website to refresh everyone's memories.


John McFetridge said...

I forgot the full disclosure: Kings of Madison Avenue is published in Canada by ECW Press, the same company that publishes my books.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Looks like a fun read. I am more interested in advertising in that era than the show thinks.