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Mad Men Unzipped

Author : Karen E. Dill-Shackleford
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This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it’s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show’s viewers make meaning from fictional drama. The authors also interviewed several contemporary advertising industry professionals, getting their inside view of the business in its modern guise and what they make of the show’s vision of their past. The result is cutting-edge psychological research that crunches and codes online fan commentary to understand the ways that people use the show to debate complex social issues, from sex and alcohol to gender roles, parenting, and advertising itself. What do the 1960s mean to us today, and how well does the twenty-first century measure up against that famously turbulent decade? Which characters do fans identify with—and which ones do they love to hate? How would fans unfurl the Mad Men storylines if they were in charge? What makes a good man, and has it changed over time? How should husbands and wives treat each other, and how should parents treat their children? In answering these questions, the authors explore not just the online commentary but also Mad Men fans’ fan fiction, cosplay, cocktail making, and vintage furniture collecting. Whether tweeting as one of the main characters (or just a lowly mail clerk), setting Peggy up with the man who’ll treat her right, or figuring out just which “Mad Man” they are at heart, fans integrate the show into their lives and use it to make sense of their own choices in work, leisure, and love.

Mad Man

Author : Jim Glover
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Randall Joseph, award winning advertising writer and child of affirmative action has a grudge against Madison Avenue--he's been blackballed. Believing that the relevant word here is black and that Mad Ave caused the suicide of one of his buddies, Randall decides to get even. He devises a genius plot to systematically extort millions from the good ole boys who blackballed him. But while stacking up cash he unintentionally begins to stack up bodies as well. On the run from New York to Chicago all the way to Monte Carlo, Mad Man is a fast, furious, page turning adventure from a writer that has redefined modern action thrillers

Finding Truth in Fiction

Author : Karen E. Dill-Shackleford
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In Finding Truth in Fiction, two media psychologists reveal that there's much more to our desire to seek out stories in film, TV, and books than simple diversion - fiction can help us find truth in our real lives. Whether you consider yourself a fan of popular media or whether you find yourself thinking of a particular fictional scene for inspiration, you are not alone. Though some assume that interest in a fictional world is a sign of psychological trouble, the authors enthusiastically disagree. Because story worlds are simulations of our social world, we use them to make sense of our experiences and even decide what kind of people we want to be. This makes fiction far from trivial. By exploring our relationship with fictional stories and characters, the authors will examine how we create mental models in our minds so we can understand stories and characters and how we differentiate between the identities of characters and the actors who play them. What story arcs, such as the hero's journey, are we drawn to again and again? How do the moments that strike us as important in a story change as we age and move through different stages in our life? Delving into these questions and many more, the authors conclude that being a fan is not just healthy, it's human.

Tales From A Mad Man s Wife

Author : Marilyn Miller Skylar
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Take a behind-the-scenes look at a real advertising "Mad Man" typical of the postwar era of peace and prosperity. After heeding his nation's call to duty and serving in the Air Force in World War II, David Skylar entered the University of Missouri's journalism school, vowing to become a newspaper reporter. Although he experienced success on the Columbia Missourian staff, David didn't find his true calling until the biggest ad agency between Chicago and New York signed him as a freelance writer. The passionate writer soon proved his worth and dove headlong into advertising and public relations. The fast-paced business, which came into its own in the 1940s to 1960s, brought fame and fortune to the young man, known as "the Green Hornet" by his employees for his creativity and craftiness. From his agency vice presidency at just 33 years old to discovering Liberace's musical talent and putting it to use in a successful bank sponsorship to becoming a newspaper publisher, this memoir reveals David's incredible coast-to-coast career. As well as being the brains behind numerous campaigns, he devoted himself to charity work and became a confidant to mayors, senators, judges, and governors.

Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism

Author : Wang, Cheng Lu
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Fans of specific sports teams, television series, and video games, to name a few, often create subcultures in which to discuss and celebrate their loyalty and enthusiasm for a particular object or person. Due to their strong emotional attachments, members of these fandoms are often quick to voluntarily invest their time, money, and energy into a related product or brand, thereby creating a group of faithful and passionate consumers that play a significant role in multiple domains of contemporary culture. The Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism is an essential reference source that examines the cultural and economic effects of the fandom phenomenon through a multidisciplinary lens and shapes an understanding of the impact of fandom on brand building. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as religiosity, cosplay, and event marketing, this publication is ideally designed for marketers, managers, advertisers, brand managers, consumer behavior analysts, product developers, psychologists, entertainment managers, event coordinators, political scientists, anthropologists, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current studies on the global impact of this particularly devoted community.

Worlds of If

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Remember Death

Author : Gladstone Meena
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The Night Man

Author : K. W. Jeter
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Poor little Steven was puny and shy. Everyone picked on him, from his drunken mother to his sister and her superstud boyfriend. Steven could have used a friendd one up. And if an awful lot of people had to die in terrible ways . . . well, what are friends for?

Mad about the Man

Author : Stella Cameron
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Mad About The Man by Stella Cameron released on Sep 24, 2002 is available now for purchase.

Wild Stories

Author : Men's Journal
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For the past decade, Men’s Journal has set the standard for travel and adventure writing by publishing the work of America’s finest authors and literary journalists. Wild Stories collects thirty-two of the best pieces to appear in the magazine, written by its most esteemed contributors, including Jim Harrison, Sebastian Junger, P. J. O’Rourke, Rick Bass, Thomas McGuane, George Plimpton, Hampton Sides, Doug Stanton, Tim Cahill, and Mark Bowden. Each of the four chapters in Wild Stories showcases Men’s Journal’s diversity and taut storytelling power. “The Adventures” is a series of razor-sharp travel narratives, from a road trip across India on the perilous Grand Trunk Road to a search for grizzlies in Romania. “The Sporting Life” is a look into obscure corners of the sports world, where golf’s bush-league wannabes try to make it to the PGA and a group of cyclists out-suffer one another in pursuit of the mythic Hour Record. “Men’s Lives” includes profiles of singular adventurers such as Yvon Chouinard and Ned Gillette, and captures the rewards of such quintessentially male traditions as building a cabin on your own plot of land. And “The Reporting” collects definitive accounts of the most newsworthy disasters, as well as riveting dispatches from war zones in Somalia, Sudan, and Colombia, and from environmental hot spots in Alaska and Montana. Commemorating Men’s Journal’s tenth anniversary, Wild Stories is a diverse and entertaining anthology that explores the magazine’s basic creed: Life is an adventure. From the first page to the last, these are stories you’ll never forget.