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  1. Mad Men 2011 wall calendar:… (They'll probably change that image?)

  2. If we link to Amazon from you do you get a piece of the pie on other things we purchase? If so I would be happy to regularly link from you. Please reply.

  3. Here's my 2 cents:

    –What about THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, by Rona Jaffe? In Season 1, Don & Betty saw the movie, then afterward he was reading the book and said it was much dirtier. Then Betty made fun of Joan Crawford's eyebrows and how "old" Joan looked. Then started fretting about getting old herself someday….

    It's a good book and a fun movie. Single "gals" of all ages and inclinations.

    –A well-worn paperback edition of LADY CHATTERLEE'S LOVER, like the one Joan passed to Peggy in the break room shortly after Peggy started working at SC.

    • Hi there Middie,

      I’m totally new to the forum, and a relative newcomer to the love of Mad Men. However, I fell fast and hard for the show, and am now in my second viewing of all the episodes! I am curious about The Best of Everything- been trying to find a copy. Have you had any luck? Last time I went to Amazon to look, there was a used copy available for about fifty dollars! Have you any idea where I might find a less expensive copy?

      Many thanks,


      • Kari — I would try alibris, which is a GREAT source for used books. Otherwise, I’d just sniff around Amazon and see if it shows up. The used copies are from individual sellers who have them. Sometimes they’re going to rare book collectors, and sometimes they’re junk, so you get the full range of prices.

  4. Seeing that copy of SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL reminds me that the doc in "Christmas Comes But Once a Year" (Faye Miller?) seems to be modeled somewhat on the Natalie Wood / Helen Gurley Brown character….

  5. I’d add these two to the list as well:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
    Rand’s nominal magnum-opus was name-checked repeatedly in Season 1 by Cooper. His comment suggesting that Rand would “would salivate” upon meeting Don Draper was a memorable, and poignant catalyst for the arch of the series.

    Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy.
    Confessions is a true life depiction of the Madison Avenue’s ad world during the ’50s “golden age of advertising.” David Ogilvy is considered by many to be the definitive “ad man” legend; and it’d be a safe bet to suggest that Janie Bryant used Oglivy’s look as a blueprint as she dressed-up Duck Phillips! Not to mention “Sterling’s Gold” was a direct response to Ogilvy’s book, as mentioned in Season 3.

  6. Hello. I’m looking to buy the 2 leaf chip and dip server with the tomatoe or pepper in the middle for my niece for her birthday. Can you please tell me where I can find one? Thanks Joni