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Attention, Bookworms! Here’s Your Mad Men-Inspired Summer Reading List


Betty reading The Group in the bathtub. Don Draper with a copy of Exodus in bed. Henry Francis with a whole stack of books near the fireplace. Literature always gets its due in Mad Men. But how many of the books cited in the series have you actually read? Check out this show-related summer reading list drawn from all four seasons of Mad Men.

Season 1
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
Exodus by Leon Uris
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Season 2
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Season 3
Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
The Group by Mary McCarthy
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Season 4
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Ruth Benedict
The Clue of the Black Keys by Carolyn Keene
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré

Bonus Reading
Mad Men: The Illustrated World by Dyna Moe
Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man by Roger Sterling
The Fashion File by Janie Bryant
All bonus reading titles are available for purchase in the Mad Men store online.

Can you think of a book shown or mentioned on Mad Men that didn’t make it onto this list? Add it in the comments section below.

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