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Mad Women by Jane Maas
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Jul 31, 12

Read in July, 2012

I enjoy the series Mad Men (though, not having cable, I'm always a season or two behind), and I enjoyed reading this personal narrative from a woman in the 1960s advertising world. In some ways, it's good to hear that the series has an accurate portrayal, but in other ways disturbing: yes, that much alcohol WAS consumed (though never in the morning!); yes, women were sexually harassed; and yes, there was that much sleeping around. It's also disturbing to read that the challenges of the 1960s working mom are nearly identical to the 2012 working mom: guilt, worry that we're failing at both work and home, and physical and mental exhaustion. We've come a long way, but sadly - we still can't truly have it all. An enjoyable, funny, and educational read.

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