Sterling's Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man [NOOK Book]

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When it premiered in 2007, the Mad Men series sparked a cultural phenomenon that now boasts over three million viewers. With a long list of awards including three back-to-back Golden Globes and three consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, Mad Men has captivated the world with its brilliant portrayal of the 1960s and stylish characters, including the dashing advertising mogul Roger Sterling. Directing and discovering some of the sharpest talents in the business, Roger has shown an uncanny flair for ...
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Sterling's Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man

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Overview


When it premiered in 2007, the Mad Men series sparked a cultural phenomenon that now boasts over three million viewers. With a long list of awards including three back-to-back Golden Globes and three consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, Mad Men has captivated the world with its brilliant portrayal of the 1960s and stylish characters, including the dashing advertising mogul Roger Sterling. Directing and discovering some of the sharpest talents in the business, Roger has shown an uncanny flair for unique methods of motivation and a tireless genius, resulting in campaigns that raise the advertising standard across the country, and acquiring a reputation for his quips, barbs, and witticisms along the way. Presented as Roger’s memoir during the fourth season of Mad Men, and published as a “lost classic,” Sterling’s Gold is the entertaining collection of our favorite ad man’s best one-liners.

Roger Sterling’s pithy comments and observations amount to a unique window into the advertising world—a world that few among us are privileged to witness firsthand—as well as a commentary on life in New York City in the middle of the twentieth century. Cleverly designed and accented by design elements and attractive color photographs, and encased in an elegant, compact period package, it’s a must-have for any Mad Men fan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802195852
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author


Roger Sterling is a Partner at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency; his father founded the original Sterling Cooper in the 1920s with Bertram Cooper. A World War II veteran, Roger has suffered two heart attacks. In the past he’s tried to change his hard-living ways, but is now smoking and drinking again.

Roger divorces his first wife, Mona, after taking up with the much younger Jane Siegel, who briefly worked as Don Draper's secretary. Previously, Roger had a lengthy affair with Joan Holloway, then Sterling Cooper’s Office Manager.

Anticipating a costly divorce settlement with Mona, Roger encourages the takeover of Sterling Cooper by London’s Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe. When the new managers leave him off a corporate organizational chart, however, Roger believes he’s "being punished for making my job look easy." He feels similarly slighted by friends who can’t accept his relationship with Jane. "I made a mistake by being conspicuously happy," he tells Don.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2011

    for die hard fans.

    this is a wonderful collectors item for mad men fans. however... its better to buy the printed version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    Don't recommend

    This is a 25 page come on for $10. I was expecting a book about Roger Sterling the character on the AMC Series Mad Men. Don't waste your money!!!

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Neither Witty Nor Wise

    I gave this "book" three stars only because I am a huge Mad Men fan and like to gobble up any publications related to the show. Even as a die-hard fan, I found this "book" lacking in anything substantial. In season 4, some of Roger Sterling's scenes were centered on his travails in writing this book, so I hoped for more expository than mere quotes and zingers delivered by Roger Sterling throughout the 4 seasons of Mad Men. My use of quotation marks to describe this "book" is deliberate; it took me about 20 minutes to read through it; the pace at which I read it was on par with "Goodnight Moon." This will be appreciated only by the die-hard fans of Mad Men.

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    Posted May 25, 2011

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