I’m thrilled to announce that I am hosting a giveaway for 2 copies of Mad Men and Philosophy!
Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by Rod Carveth (Editor), James B. South (Editor), & William Irwin was quite the fun read. Not only do I love pop culture and philosophy, I’ve also been a huge fan of the tv show Mad Men since it first aired. Don’t even get me started on everyone’s favorite anti-hero Don Draper, one of the best television characters of all time, and Roger Sterling, the guy you just need to get drunk with. I was thrilled when I finally got the book in the mail to review.
If you are a fan of AMC’s Mad Men, I think you’d really enjoy this book, even if philosophy or pop culture isn’t your “thing.” How can you not want to find out why this show appeals to so many people, or why Don and Peggy (among others) can walk around NYC without remorse (or let’s be honest, any ounce of self-awareness.) I’ve always found the 1960′s to be fabulous, but once you read Mad Men and Philosophy you will find out why this decade is still one of the most fascinating decades in our history.
Besides the whole pop culture-meets-philosophy thing this book has going on, it is actually written to entertain you rather than put you into a coma like other tv books tend to do. I really enjoyed the discussion regarding The Hobo Code episode of Mad Men. That’s when Don, high as a kite, has a flashback to his childhood and meets a gentleman of the rails who explains (and, as we learn later, basically inspired the future Don Draper) that each day he lives a new life, as he moves from town to town. The hobo has no past, has no memories, and thus sleeps like a stone because his past pressures of life escape him fully now.
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Mad Men and Philosophy Contest
**Open to U.S. residents & Canadian residents
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HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: Go to And Philosophy’s profile on the Wiley website HERE and tell me via your comment below what fascinating thing you learned or noticed there.
+1 MORE ENTRY: Comment here and tell me why you need to win this book! Have you watched Mad Men from the beginning? Do you wish Don Draper was your lover? Do you live each day as a different person, or have you stolen someone else’s identity only to escape your own past? Are you fan of philosophy and discussions such as why robots can be human? Or, are you just a huge fan of the television show Mad Men or pop culture books in general?
+5 MORE ENTRIES: Blog about this giveaway, share a link via Twitter, or post a link via Facebook or any other social networking site about my Mad Men and Philosophy giveaway and come back here and leave a comment with that link.
Contest ends Sunday, August 22nd at midnight. Good luck to you all!