In November, Grove Atlantic will be publishing a tie-in to my favorite television show (one that gives my life meaning) Mad Men.
As faithful followers of the show already know, senior ad agency partner Roger Sterling spent the past season dictating his memoir, , which he self-publishes as Sterling’s Gold.
The real-life Sterling’s Gold will basically be a collection of Roger’s various quips, which make it nice as a quicky gift idea. However, I’m kinda bummed that it isn’t a book that offers deeper background on the history of the agency known as Sterling Cooper (later Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce).
When I first heard about this book, I was given only the vaguest of details, and I was expecting a book along the lines of the Twin Peaks book The Secret Life of Laura Palmer, which gave fans a ton of background on everyone’s favorite wrapped-in-plastic icon. To find out that it is really on the wit and wisdom of Roger Sterling, well, that lets me down a little.
Still, I know a lot of Mad Men fans who will be getting a copy of this as a holiday gift. It’s certainly a better gift idea than the latest variation on Bad Cats.
Maybe next year we can get a collection of Don Draper’s cocktail recipes.
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