The Mad Men Reading List

This list includes every book that appeared in the series Mad Men. The project went as such: every time a book was mentioned or appeared in a character’s hand in the show, I, Daniel J. Rowe, paused and read that book then continued with the show.

View my Goodreads Mad Mean Reading List.

I will on this page, go through those books and add my thoughts on how the book relates to the series and era. It was a long run, and one I don’t regret for a second.

This project is not for the binge watchers of the world.

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

  • The Twenty-One Balloons, William Pène du Bois – Sally; The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, Ruth Benedict – Don (other members of the agency) (S4E05, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword)
  • The Clue of the Black Keys, Carolyn Keene (S4E09, The Beautiful Girls)
  • The Miracle Worker, William Gibson (S4E10, Hands and Knees)
  • Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships, Eric Berne; Meeting With Japan, Fosco Maraini (S4E11, Chinese Wall)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain; The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, John Le Carre (S4E13, Tomorrowland)

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7


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