Mad Women (Compact Disc)
The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond
Tantor Audio, 9781452605500
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
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Mad Women is a tell-all account of life in the New York advertising world of the 1960s and '70s from Jane Maas, a female copywriter who succeeded in the primarily male environment portrayed by the hit TV show Mad Men.Fans of the show are dying to know how accurate it is: did people really have that much sex in the office? Were there really three-martini lunches? Were women really second-class citizens? Jane Maas says the answer to all three questions is unequivocally yes. And her book, based on her own experiences and countless interviews with her peers, gives the full stories, from the junior account man whose wife nearly left him when she found the copy of Screw magazine he'd used to find "entertainment" for a client, to the Ogilvy & Mather agency's legendary annual sex-and-booze-filled Boat Ride, from which it was said no virgin ever returned intact. Wickedly funny and full of juicy inside information, Mad Women also tackles the tougher issues of the era, such as equal pay, rampant jaw-dropping sexism, and the difficult choice many women faced between motherhood and their careers.
About the Author
Jane Maas is a strategic and creative consultant and the author of "Adventures of an Advertising Woman."
"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has been nominated three times for an Audie Award, winning for "Snakewoman of Little Egypt" by Robert Hellenga. She has also been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from "Publishers Weekly," and "Publishers Weekly" named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010.
Praise For Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond…
"Maas's humorous yet authoritative account of her life in advertising during the Mad Men era is a welcome look behind the curtain into a traditionally male world. . . . Maas mixes personal stories with advertising history, making this a compelling read." ---Publishers Weekly