Books and Such

fsgbooks:

As you could probably guess, there are a lot of “Mad Men” fans here at FSG. Think about it: what other show on television features so many characters reading books? Or penning an autobiography, as Roger Sterling does, out of spite for a competitor’s success?
So with the new season starting on March 25th I thought I’d share the official “Mad Men” Reading List. Each of these titles has appeared or been referenced on the show:
Season 1
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
Exodus by Leon Uris
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
Season 2
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Season 3
Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
The Group by Mary McCarthy
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Season 4
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Ruth Benedict
The Clue of the Black Keys by Carolyn Keene
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré

fsgbooks:

As you could probably guess, there are a lot of “Mad Men” fans here at FSG. Think about it: what other show on television features so many characters reading books? Or penning an autobiography, as Roger Sterling does, out of spite for a competitor’s success?

So with the new season starting on March 25th I thought I’d share the official “Mad Men” Reading List. Each of these titles has appeared or been referenced on the show:

Season 1

  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
  • Exodus by Leon Uris
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Season 2

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
  • Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Season 3

  • Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Season 4

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Ruth Benedict
  • The Clue of the Black Keys by Carolyn Keene
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré





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    Gotta read em
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    I have a feeling these books were chosen for a reason esp. The History and Decline of the Roman Empire in s3. I CAN’T...
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