Monday, October 11, 2010

Mad Men Reading List

Mad Men cast of charactersBilly Parrot, a librarian at the Battery Park branch of the New York Public Library and an obvious fan of TV's Mad Men, created a list of books featured or casually mentioned in this series set in 1960s New York. The books offer an insight into the characters and add an authentic touch to the show's gray-flannel-and-scotch theme.

The list:

Meditations in an Emergency, Frank O’Hara
The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe
Confessions of an Advertising Man, David Ogilvy
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, Ruth Benedict
Exodus, Leon Uris
Ship of Fools, Katherine Ann Porter
Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone
The Group, Mary McCarthy
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon

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