This outrageous collection of inappropriate ads will have you turning the pages and shaking your head in disbelief.
Outdated Advertising: Memories from a Less-than-PC Era takes a look at print advertising from the mid-1850s through the 1980s with an eye toward ads that were notorious for their sexist, racist, politically-incorrect, or other wildly inappropriate content—or for just plain bad taste. Among the dozens of full-color examples, readers will find:
Advertising has changed over the decades—that is a major understatement. Despite the nostalgia of such shows as Mad Men, the outrageous images in Outdated Advertising show readers just how far we’ve come since then.
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About the Author
Michael Lewis is a twenty-year veteran of the book publishing business, having acquired and edited hundreds of books. He is also the author or coauthor of a dozen books, including The 100 Best Beatles Songs (with Steve Spignesi) and A Guy Walks into a Bar. He lives in northern New Jersey.
Stephen Spignesi is a bestselling author of more than sixty titles, including books about Stephen King, the Beatles, American and world history, the Titanic, George Washington and the American Presidents, the Founding Fathers, John F. Kennedy, Jr., world disasters, Robin Williams, and Woody Allen. His novel Dialogues was hailed as a “reinvention of the psychological thriller.”
Ben B. Judd, Jr., Ph.D., is the former Chair of the University of New Haven Department of Marketing and International Business, and the Associate Dean of the University of New Haven School of Business. He has written extensively on advertising, and his work has appeared in places ranging from Journal of Advertising Research to Psychology magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Though it would be great to have this on my iPad Nook app but while the ads were great, the resolution was horrible. Any small print was virtually unreadable and zooming only made it worse. My guess is the scans were compressed to reduce file size. I should learn that picture books are rarely any good on Nook. That said, it was funny, entertaining, and creepy. Worthwhile as a printed book.