Mad Men?

In Book Reviews, websites, what i'm reading now. . . on June 17, 2012 by mrsdillemma

Mad Men Unbuttoned: A romp through 1960s America by Natasha Vargas – Cooper

I am a huge Mad Men fan, but I’m more of a fan of that time period, the attitudes to sex, to race, to marriage, the social conventions, the fashion, need I go on – the man on the moon, Kennedy’s assassination, the civil rights movement.

Each snippet lets you into the secrets of the world at that time and makes you want to both read more and then watch more – it just never gets old.

I don’t read a heck of a lot of non fiction but I’m not so sure Vargas – Cooper does an outstanding job, the ideas are awesome, the theory and background fascinating but the way she puts it together just seems like a collection of mini discussion points about related topics collated into chapters.

Its worth reading for the research but not as a cohesive whole. As a study of society in the sixties in relation to the characters in Man Men it sort of works, but, one of the most glaringly obvious omissions, is the lack of images / screen shots from the outstanding Lionsgate / AMC TV series. I suspect that the book was an ‘unauthorised’ addition to the information pool.

Having said all of that, Vargas – Cooper’s website is outstanding and a must visit if you’re a Mad Men fan;



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