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Mad Men Unbuttoned by Natasha Vargas-Cooper
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May 06, 2012

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Read from May 06 to 14, 2012

This is more of a stroll than a romp. Some of the sections, particularly the ones on the history of advertising, sexuality and literature, were pretty fascinating but I wish these were longer. Others, like decor and fashion, couldn't build up enough intrigue to make we want to read them fully.

So this is a pretty hit-and-miss compilation, but it was generally enjoyable since Mad Men is, hands down, the best TV show ever. There should have been a little more analysis of the show built in throughout the book, but there were a few insights. That book has yet to be written. But this one did give me a few epiphanies about visual rhetoric for my English classroom, and so that is much appreciated.

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