'A terrific set of essays that not only sheds light on Mad Men but also on the role that TV plays in depicting the American dreams-and nightmares-of the Baby Boom past.' --Lynn Spigel, author of Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America
'Matthew Weiner's Mad Men is all about the hidden meanings behind sleek surfaces and evasive silences, and Gary Edgerton's collection of essays cleverly mines those depths for a rich bounty of treasure . . . one thoughtful readable chapter after another.' --David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com, TV critic, NPR's Fresh Air
'Some of the leading names in television studies bring their analytical abilities to one of the best television shows of all time. A winning collection - highly recommended!' --Roberta Pearson, editor of Reading Lost: Perspectives on a Hit Television Show
About the Author
Gary R. Edgerton is Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair of the Communication and Theatre Arts Department at Old Dominion University. He has published eight books, more than seventy-five essays on a wide assortment of media and culture topics, and is co-editor of the Journal of Popular Film and Television.