Variety has called Mad Men “The Last Great Drama of TV’s Golden Age.” What you might not know is that the hit drama series was rejected “so many times” before making it’s AMC debut in 2007. The cable network’s first drama series went on to win four Golden Globes and fifteen Emmy Awards before its final episode aired in 2015.
In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins Roxanne in New York City to dish on his debut book, Heather The Totality. The 138 page work which Weiner refers to as “novel concentrate” explores the intertwining lives of a privileged Manhattan couple, their beautiful daughter Heather, and a sociopathic stalker. The screenwriter-turned-author also talks about his upcoming TV series The Romanoffs and the books that have changed his life.
Stay tuned after the interview with Matthew to hear some great recommendations on books to distract you. Whether they end “happily ever after” or are just fun, you’ll want to check out these entertaining titles!
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Books in this episode:
Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Irresistible Blueberry Bake Shop by Mary Simies
Rules of Love and Grammer by Mary Simies
House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederick Backman
The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
The Lights of Paris by Eleanor Brown
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
The Spellman Files: A Novel by Lisa Lutz
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Set by Alexander McCall Smith
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Ella Enchanted by Gail CarsonLevine
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Tricky Twenty-Two: Romance Mystery (a Stephanie Plum Novel) by Janet Evanovich – Unofficial & Independent Summary & Analysis (Paperback)