From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front Line Dispatches from the Advertising War Hardcover – 1970
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It stands in complete contrast to other adman's memoirs of time, like David Ogilvy's Confessions of an Advertising Man, which if a little vainglorious is also intelligent, insightful and instructive. If you want something a little more light hearted I recommend Dave Trott's Creative Mischief (see my review). He's a modern adman of course, but he knows how to write entertainingly.
As for 'Those Wonderful Folks..'
Do you watch 'Mad Men'on TV? You'll love this book.
This is a terrific read about a time in the industry when there were some truly remarkable, creative people who were breaking down barriers and taking advertising to whole new levels.
It has been said that some of the stories are possibly events that happened to other people as well as those within the author's own experience; but whether that's true or not, it's a thumpingly good read and really does bear out the author's contention (and mine) that "advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on".