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Mad Men: In the Land of the Lost

One of the recurring themes in Mad Men involves lost children, children who have lost their parents, parents who have lost their kids. We see characters who were abandoned, orphaned, or simply didn’t get enough love (Don Draper included) who go on to pathologically treat their own offspring the own way, often without much awareness or self-reflection about doing so. Don was a lost kid who became a lost adult, though he's kept it covered it up with bravado and a good sell over the years, albeit with a few cracks emerging.

This “lost” storyline goes well beyond Don, though. Pete lost his mother, in part because of Bob Benson. [...]


Roger Sterling's Book Actually Coming Out

Mad Men exec Roger Sterling's memoirs, Sterling's Gold, are being released in November 2010 by Grove Press. The book is currently available for preorder on Amazon. At a behemoth 176 pages, the memoirs will ease fan withdrawal with bits of advice from the increasingly irrelevant ad man, including, "Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face," and "When God closes a door, he opens a dress."