You can continue your Mad Men obsession by reading every single book that was featured on the show, thanks to Billy Parrott, the Managing Librarian of the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. Parrott has compiled the complete “Mad Men Reading List,” and it is an impressive labor of book love.
“Some of the books on the list are featured more prominently in the series than others,” Parrott explains, “but all are a great way to gain insight into the episodes and the social and cultural times in which the series is set.” Amen.
Keep scrolling for some of the most prominently featured books from the series. Which have you read?
Meditations in an Emergency, by Frank O’Hara
The Best of Everything, by Rona Jaffe
Confessions of an Advertising Man, by David Ogilvy
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, by Ruth Benedict
, by Leon Uris
Ship of Fools, by Katherine Ann Porter
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
The Agony and the Ecstasy, by Irving Stone
The Group, by Mary McCarthy
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon