What I Read in September...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I can't believe that today is the last day of September. This month flew by. Probably because of my vacation, but still, I can't believe tomorrow is October. Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I am definitely not complaining!

While we were in New York City, we visited a famous bookstore called Strand. The store is huge, multiple floors of used, new, and rare books. One of the books I found screamed New York, so I found it at my local library and saved myself $10! This book is like an up close and personal look into the Mad Men era. It's a great read with so much insight, it's one you won't want to miss!

by Jane Maas

"What was it like to be an advertising woman on Madison Avenue in the 60s and 70s – that Mad Men era of casual sex and professional serfdom? A real-life Peggy Olson reveals it all in this immensely entertaining and bittersweet memoir.

Mad Women is a tell-all account of life in the New York advertising world by Jane Maas, a copywriter who succeeded in the primarily male jungle depicted in the hit show Mad Men.  

Fans of the show are dying to know how accurate it is: was there really that much sex at the office? Were there really three-martini lunches? Were women really second-class citizens? Jane Maas says the answer to all three questions is unequivocally “yes.” Her book, based on her own experiences and countless interviews with her peers, gives the full stories, from the junior account man whose wife almost left him when she found the copy of Screw magazine he’d used to find “a date” for a client, to the Ogilvy & Mather’s annual Boat Ride, a sex-and-booze filled orgy, from which it was said no virgin ever returned intact. Wickedly funny and full of juicy inside information, Mad Women also tackles some of the tougher issues of the era, such as unequal pay, rampant, jaw-dropping sexism, and the difficult choice many women faced between motherhood and their careers." source

What have you been reading recently?

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a good book Julia. I read "The Gold Finch" last month. It was a great book. Very sad in a way, but very well written. Thanks for sharing. :)


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