From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbour: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War

Overview

Vividly reminiscent of the goings-on at Sterling Cooper—the late nights, the three-martini lunches, the sex on couches, and, of course, the actual work of plugging products—this is the story of what Madison Avenue was really like in the 1960s. A worldwide bestseller when first published in 1970, this frank, irreverent, and hilarious memoir is a one-of-a-kind cult classic.
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Overview

Vividly reminiscent of the goings-on at Sterling Cooper—the late nights, the three-martini lunches, the sex on couches, and, of course, the actual work of plugging products—this is the story of what Madison Avenue was really like in the 1960s. A worldwide bestseller when first published in 1970, this frank, irreverent, and hilarious memoir is a one-of-a-kind cult classic.
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"Reads like the transcript of a tape made at a bar or cocktail party with the recorder propped up next to the raconteur at the center of the crowd." —-Salon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400119899
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/27/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Della Femina has worked in the advertising industry for over fifty years, and he was an adviser on the first season of the hit television show Mad Men.

Charles Sopkin (d. 1994), an author, book editor, and publisher, wrote the books Seven Glorious Days, Seven Fun-Filled Nights and Money Talks!

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot held feature roles in Caddyshack and Showtime's Brotherhood. He has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children; has been nominated for an Audie Award; and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Nazis Don't Take Away Accounts 10

2 Who Killed Speedy Alka-Seltzer? 26

3 Fear, Son of Fear, and Fear Meets Abbott and Costello 46

4 Give Me Your Drunks, Your Weirdos … 70

5 Dancing in the Dark 88

6 The Creative Life 110

7 The Jolly Green Giant and Other Stories 134

8 Fights Headaches Three Ways 154

9 Fights Headaches Four Ways 172

10 Censorship 190

11 Rumors and Pitches 210

12 Profiles in Warm and Humane Courage 228

13 The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On 260

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