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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry Della Femina Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Vividly reminiscent of the goings-on at Sterling Cooperthe late nights, the three-martini lunches, the sex on couches, and, of course, the actual work of plugging productsthis is the story of what Madison Avenue was really like in the 60s. A worldwide bestseller when first published in 1970, this frank, irreverent, and hilarious memoir is a one-of-a-kind cult classic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant…Best enjoyed after a three-martini lunch.”

    GQ

  • “Reads like the transcript of a tape made at a bar or cocktail party with the recorder propped up next to the raconteur at the center of the crowd.”

    Salon

  • “When there was some debate about whether something was accurate or not, Jerry said ‘You’re not even close. It was so much worse than what you’re seeing on the show.’”

    Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of Mad Men

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I would have enjoyed it even more had Mr. Femina not told most of the interesting/funny parts during his interview with Don Imus. I would have really enjoyed this book if I was entering or part of the advertising field. I would have really, really enjoyed it had I watched any episodes of Mad Men, supposedly loosely based on this book. Femina writes in a way that is easy to follow and light. At times the book could get confusing with the characters as so many were mentioned, then mentioned again later on. Overall the authors insight into human nature was amusing and i highly recommend this book for anyone in the business field. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kai Merriott | 2/16/2014

    " Loved this. There's no structure, no real sense of progression, just one crazy story after another. It's a breeze to read, refreshingly schizophrenic and an interesting look at a time when advertising ruled the world. It's all different now, of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robin | 2/7/2014

    " Never have seen an episode of Mad Men but if this is what it is like I can understand why it has been hailed as good television. The entire book reads like it is just you and the author holed up in some smoky bar, drinking scotch and listening to his tall tales of adventure. Some language and ideas startled me some until I remembered that this is written in 1969. Definitely shows it in its homophobic, and misogynistic wording. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Benjy | 1/31/2014

    " This picture of Mad Men era advertising is a lot less glamorous but also hilarious. Kind of like Liars Poker but for Madison ave instead of Wall St. "

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About the Author

Jerry Della Femina has worked in the advertising industry for over fifty years, and he was an adviser on the first season of the hit television show Mad Men.