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Mad Men Unbuttoned by Natasha Vargas-Cooper
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Jul 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: television
Read in January, 2011

Mad Men Unbuttoned is a fun and thoughtful book. It provides arguably enough analysis, research, or argument behind an aspect of the show while also keeping that section concise and approachable. I also enjoyed the book's organization and its vast array of discussion topics (ad men, style, women's employment, sex, "smoking, drinking, drugging," decor, film, and literature.)

Although the book reiterated points I was familiar with--such as the popular literature and film that the Mad Men draws from, or how the women's liberation movement fits into the show--it specifically grounded those issues, people, or items, often while also providing related illustrations to underscore some point. Recommended for even casual fans of the show: it serves as an attractive coffee table book while also working as an engaging text.
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