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on 29 April 2013
This is a great and thought provoking series of philosophical essays. If you love Mad Men and find yourself thinking about the whys and wherefores of the characters and the evolution of the narrative and stories, you'll enjoy reading this book, which adds to those thoughts and gives a philosophical explanation of many aspects of the series that always makes sense even when you don't necessarily entirely agree with it. whether you are well-schooled in philosophy or a beginner who'd quite like to know a bit more, you will enjoy this book. I'm somewhere between the two and enjoyed getting a better understanding of the various schools of thought while seeing different aspects of various characters. Would definitely recommend to Mad Men fans.
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on 17 December 2010
This delightful book serves as both an introduction to philosophical concepts and to the excellent Mad Men series. Example are drawn from the first three seasons so it's probably best that you've seen that far. There are many helpful source references on the philosophy side, but the book manages to remain accessible and self-contained.
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on 1 September 2010
You will really enjoy this book if you are a mad man fan. Philosophical teories are explained with reference to the Mad Men characters/events and it also pushes you to see and analyze the characters of the show from a different perspective and consequently makes you enjoy the show even more.
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on 15 November 2013
The book was well thumbed ( more than I had expected)

It comprises a collection of essays written by American academics most of which seem to me to lack insight and are written as vehicles for the various writer's hobby horses. Quite readable but they don't add much, if anything, to the enjoyment or understanding of the story.

Mostly written by average kind of guys who have little or no experience relevant to the subject.
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on 1 October 2010
Love Mad men then you'll love this! See why Dan is like he is, why Campbell is such as loser and how Peggy copes in the harsh male dominated World. Don't feel sorry for Roger (I know who would be unhappy with Joan)? You will after reading this. Fascinating!
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on 10 June 2013
This book is great for the nerdy Man Men fan, the one who likes to meet friends for coffee and discuss what happened in detail in each episode!for the social observer.
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on 30 May 2016
bought this for my Phd, really useful information.An ideal companion to the series.
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on 13 February 2015
Very happy for it.
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on 11 January 2012
Great and interesting read. Fun and food for thought. Really enhances the enjoyment of this great show. If you're a fan of the show then this is certainly for you.
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