It’s no exaggeration to say that Mad Men helped change television. Unsurprising, considering creator Matthew Weiner previously worked on The Sopranos, one of TV’s most groundbreaking shows. Mad Men not only established AMC as a bona fide network with some of the best programs on television, including The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, it proved to viewers that television could be as complex, nuanced and literate as any novel.
With this remarkable show as its focal point, Celebrating Mad Men attempts to poke into the dark corners of Don Draper’s mind, peels back the layers of what makes characters like Peggy Olsen and Pete Campbell tick, explores why we were so drawn to people like Roger Sterling and Joan Harris, and relives some of the show’s greatest moments.
Because Mad Men may be gone, but the conversation about it certainly isn’t.
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“Celebrating Mad Men is a succinct and informative study of the seven year season hit television series … This book is a fun and interesting volume which was better written and more entertaining than I thought it was going to be!” –C.M. Mills, Amazon.com review
“An excellent read, and an excellent overview of this fabulous show. Mr. San Juan is a talented author (his book on Breaking Bad is also excellent), and if you’re a fan of this show, this book is worth both your money, and your time.” –Michael Carvalho, Amazon.com review
“I’ve been looking for ways to continue my relationship with these characters, and this was just what I needed.” – Brian Spaeth, author of Flight of a Super Airplane, on Breaking Down Breaking Bad
“This book was damn near as intriguing as the television series. It gave me pause to think deeper on so many levels. I understood more about the actors, the characters and the whole piece of art. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a devotee of the show.” – Amazon.com review