Get the Inside Line on 'Mad Men'
It seems like just yesterday that we were on the edge of our TV-watching seats as season 5 of "Mad Men" came to its explosive conclusion.
[SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen season 5, plot points to come.]
So where does the agency go now that Lane Pryce is no more and Roger Sterling is taking LSD? Will Joan be forced to sleep with another client? Can Pete survive suburbia? Will we never see Peggy again now that's she's left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce? And is Don back on the tomcat trail now that Megan has forged her own, Don-less identity? Matt Weiner is being tight-lipped as ever about what's on deck, but just because Don Draper says "what?", doesn't mean you have to. Whether you're drawn in by the characters' complicated psyches, are dying for the skinny on their ultra-sharp '60's styles or want to know Roger Sterling's innermost thoughts, these books will give you all the extra insight you crave.
What Is That Fabulous Thing Megan's Wearing?
If inside info on the actual show is your bag, no one's more of an insider than fashion and costume designer Janie Bryant. Pegged to dress Megan, Betty, Peggy et al, she knows how the character's characters are revealed by the clothes they wear--and how you can show your real soul with what you "don" too.
How Great is Roger Sterling?
No one is more monstrous on "Mad Men," nor more lovable, than Roger Sterling. We're amazed, though, that he found the time in between his womanizing and drinking to put his thoughts down on paper. Example: "Remember, when God closes a door, he opens a dress."
What Does it All Mean?
Roger Sterling's deity-frock equation is, of course, a fairly complex philosophical position; "Mad Men and Philosophy" will reveal others--for example, the roles freedom, feminism and identity play in the Matt Weiner creation.