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By Jane Maas

"Breezy and salty.” –The long island Times

“Hilarious! sincere, intimate, this booklet tells it because it was.” –Mary Wells Lawrence, writer of A substantial Life (In Advertising) and founding president of Wells wealthy Greene

“Breezy and fascinating [though] …The leader worth of Mad Women is the witness it bears for young women concerning the snobbery and sexism their moms and grandmothers continued because the rate of access into mid-century American expert life.” –The Boston Globe

“A real-life Peggy Olson, correct out of Mad Men.”  –Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather

What used to be it prefer to be an advertisements girl on Madison street within the 60s and 70s – that Mad Men period of informal intercourse serfdom? A real-life Peggy Olson unearths all of it during this immensely pleasing and bittersweet memoir.

Mad Women is a tell-all account of existence within the ny ads global by way of Jane Maas, a copywriter who succeeded within the basically male jungle depicted within the hit express Mad Men.  

Fans of the express are loss of life to understand how actual it really is: used to be there relatively that a lot intercourse on the workplace? have been there particularly three-martini lunches? have been girls fairly second-class voters? Jane Maas says the reply to all 3 questions is unequivocally “yes.” Her booklet, in line with her personal studies and numerous interviews along with her friends, offers the whole tales, from the junior account guy whose spouse virtually left him whilst she discovered the reproduction of Screw journal he’d used to discover “a date” for a shopper, to the Ogilvy & Mather’s annual Boat trip, a sex-and-booze stuffed orgy, from which it was once stated no virgin ever back intact. Wickedly humorous and whole of juicy inside of info, Mad Women additionally tackles a number of the harder problems with the period, corresponding to unequal pay, rampant, jaw-dropping sexism, and the tough selection many girls confronted among motherhood and their careers.

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What we see on te levision today actually, at best, models for us inappropriate beha vior, and in worst-case scenari os, unloving behaviors. A great example of this is a movie like Ho me A lone, which cele brates disobedience an d violence. But television can portray caring, loving famil y interaction . There are whole generations of adults who talk nostalgically about how they wanted their families to be like the ficti ve portraits of family life portrayed on Leave It to Beaver o r My Three Sons.

And he can honestly confess to longing to give and receive love . Being hurt by pa renting adults rarely alters a child's desire to love and be loved by them . Among grown-ups who were wounded in childhood, the desire to be loved by uncaring parents persists, even when the re is a clear acceptance of the reality that this love w ill never be forthcomi ng. Often, children will want to remain with parental caregivers who have hurt them because of thei r cathected feelings for those adu lts . T hey will cling to the misguided assumption that their parents love them even in the face of remembered ab use, usually by denying the abuse and focusing on random acts of care .

To the degree that she trusts her male comp ani on, lying an d other forms of betrayal will mos t likely shatter her se lf-confidence and self-esteem. " While much cultural attention is given to domestic violence and practically everyone agrees it is wrong for men to hit women as a way of subordi nating us, most men use psychological terrorism as a way to subordinate women. This is a socially acceptable form of coercion . And lying is one of the most powerful weapons in this arsenal. When men lie to women, presenting a false self, the terrible price they pay to maintain "power over" us is the loss of their capacity to give and receive Jove .

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