Did people really have sex in the office? Did they actually drink martinis at 11am? And what was it really like for women working on Madison Avenue in the 1960s?
Jane Maas, a successful copywriter for a New York ad agency in the 60s and 70s, answers all these questions and more in this tell-all account of life with the real Mad Men. Based on her own experiences, she tells of the junior account man whose wife nearly left him when she found the copy of Screw magazine he'd used to find 'entertainment' for a client. Then there is the Ogilvy and Mather agency's legendary annual sex-and-booze filled Boat Ride, from which it was said no virgin ever returned intact. And the advertising agency that banned doors on offices - all because of what went on behind them.
Wickedly funny and full of fascinating inside information, Mad Women also deals with the tougher issues of the era, such as equal pay, jaw-dropping sexism, and the difficult choices women had to make between motherhood and a career. This immensely entertaining memoir is a must-read for fans of the show, and for anyone who enjoys a scintillating tale.
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