Mad Men Rule

Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man, the fictional memoir of Roger Sterling, a character from the TV series Mad Men, is the unlikely media darling of next week’s fiction lineup. It compiles Sterling’s best one-liners from the show, such as: “When God closes a door, he opens a dress.”

It has already attracted a swarm of media attention along the lines of this mention on New York Magazine‘s pop culture site, Vulture and on the Los Angeles Times Show Tracker blog – with more reviews undoubtedly to follow next week.

Libraries we checked have placed minimal order, but this gold, although a great holiday gifts for series lovers, may just be a flash in the pan.

Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man
Roger Sterling
Retail Price: $16.95
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Grove Press – (2010-11-16)
ISBN / EAN: 0802119891 / 9780802119896

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