The Mad Men Reading List

Chris Higgins

If you've seen Mad Men, you've probably noticed books embedded within the show. In each season, period-appropriate books show up and sometimes even relate to major plot points (like Meditations in an Emergency and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword). The New York Public Library has been tweeting about these books and has now assembled a complete collection of the books shown onscreen (there are even screen-grabs at the bottom of the post!), along with some recommended reading beyond what has been featured on the show. From Lady Chatterley's Lover to The Clue of the Black Keys, it's all there.

In related Mad Men book news, the fictional Roger Sterling has been working on a memoir called Sterling's Gold throughout the last season. Guess what? It's actually a "real" book -- it's available for pre-order on Amazon. The description features these pearls of wisdom:

A few "sterling" examples: When a man gets to a point in his life when his name's on the building, he can get an unnatural sense of entitlement. The day you sign a client is the day you start losing him. Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face. When God closes a door, he opens a dress.

Right on, Roger.