“Mad Men’ twenty years later”

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TV's MadMen Script was written around the same time as Don Hutcheson's screenplay Out of Fear.
Mad Men depicts the 1960s world of advertising. Out of Fear takes on the ad world of the 1980s in Atlanta, GA.

“Mad Men’ twenty years later”
GBW  Atlanta, GA  (April 22, 2011)

Mad Men is my all-time favorite TV series. Being a 25-year advertising veteran is probably why. Like Mad Men the story of Out of Fear takes place in the world of advertising. But in the mid-1980’s vs. the mid-1960’s when Mad Men happens.  It is told in first person, which is always riveting, and follows a 30-year-old creative superstar, Will Stallworth, through three weeks of his tumultuous life and career.  Believe me, more happens in this young man’s life in three weeks than happens to most people in three years. It’s a barn burner: super sexy and irreverent with

…more happens in this young man’s life in three weeks than happens to most people in three years.

penetrating, often scorching insights into the world of advertising, it probes deeply into the dysfunctionality of families and the complexities of personal and professional relationships. The writer’s go-for-broke, Holden Caulfield, tell-it-like-it-is style, pulled me through it like a blizzard. I read it on a Saturday. Guess you can tell I highly recommend this book.


 
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