Nov 252015
 

MZS, Amy Cook, and Roberta at BookCourt, and illustrations from Mad Men Carousel

MZS, Amy Cook, and Roberta at BookCourt, and illustrations from Mad Men Carousel


The swirl around the release of Mad Men Carousel is ongoing and big fun. Matt Zoller Seitz (MZS, ‘round these parts) kicked off his book tour in the NYC area, and Deborah and I, along with other contributors to the book, joined him for some of the booksigning/panel events.

On this Very Special Episode of Vulture TV, two of the events are featured, including BookCourt in Brooklyn, where MZS, Amy Cook, who contributed lots and lots of footnotes, and I, all talk about Mad Men.

Fun fact: podcasts are perfect companions to turkey prep. Enjoy!

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Nov 052015
 

Me with MMC

Me with MMC titlepage

My advanced copy arrived today. You can buy yours here. Look, Deb’s a several-time published author, me not so much, so this is SUPER exciting for me. (I mean, for her too, but this is me we’re talking about HELLO.)

The two of us worked our asses off on this project, and we are so proud of what we contributed. We adore MZS (so as not to confuse Matt Zoller Seitz with Matthew Weiner, we go with MZS) and are thrilled with the final product.

And hey, NYC locals (or travelers), we’ll be appearing with MZS as part of the panel at The Strand on November 20th. You should come.

omigodomigodomigod this book!

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