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The Goodbye Look, by Ross MacDonald, as seen in Mad Men episode 713, "Person to Person".

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Conversations on Living, 2nd Series by J. Krishamurti and Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality, by Frederick S. Perls, as seen in Mad Men episode 713, "Person to Person".

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Mad Men Season 7 Episode 13 was called "The Milk and Honey Route" which was the name of a 1931 "Handbook for Hobos" by Nels Anderson, written under the pseudonym Dean Stiff. Illustrated by Ernie Bushmiller of Nancy and Sluggo fame.

Dora, An Analysis of A Case of Hysteria, by Sigmond Freud, Mad Men season 7, episode 12 ("Lost Horizon")

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On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, Mad Men Season 7, Episode 12 ("Lost Horizon"). Don says. "Remember On The Road?" Bert replies, "I never read that book. You know that." Don says "I'm riding the rails." and Bert then quotes from the book: “Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?”

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Mad Men Season 7, Episode 9 ("New Business")

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Mildred Pierce, by James M. Cain and The USA Trilogy, by John Dos Passos, Mad Men Season 7, Episode 8 ("Severance"). Roger said "Hey Mildred Pierce. Can I get the check?" referencing the novel by Cain. The waitress was reading the USA Trilogy. Mildred Pierce was a middle-class housewife who separated from her unemployed husband and supported herself and her children as a waitress.

Katie Mulholland, by Catherine Cookson (it isn't Pete's book, it's Bonnie's, his girlfriend) in Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6, "The Strategy" www.nypl.org/...

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Nick the handyman, in Peggy's apartment: "You got a lot of books." Mad Men Season 7 Episode 7, "Waterloo" www.nypl.org/...

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The Ceremony of Innocence / Ronald Ribman, from Mad Men Season 7, Episode 6, "The Strategy" www.nypl.org/...

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In Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6 ("The Strategy") Pete, Peggy, and Don are at Burger Chef, where Peggy wants to shoot a commercial spot. "It's not a home," Pete says. Peggy replies, "It's better. It's a clean, well-lighted place." Pete replies, "Okay, Hemingway." www.nypl.org/...

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A drunk Don Draper, with Newbery Award winning book Shadow of a Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska, on the couch. As seen in Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith" www.nypl.org/...

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The Detective, by Roderick Thorp, and Shadow of a Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska in Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith" www.nypl.org/...

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Rod McKuen's Listen to the Warm, from Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith" www.nypl.org/...

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Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth, in Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith" www.nypl.org/...

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Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, from Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith". Margaret says, "I'd like to go to the moon....Don't you want to go?" "Of course," Roger replies. "Every little boy wants to be an astronaut." "Astronauts didn't exist when you were a boy," said Margaret. Roger replies, "Jules Verne. From the Earth to the Moon." Margaret says, "You read that to me."

Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book: For the Hostess and Host of Tomorrow, from Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3, "Field Trip" www.nypl.org/...

The American Way of Death, by Jessica Mitford, from Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3, "Field Trip" www.nypl.org/...

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Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3, "Field Trip". Bobby is telling his mom about Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, and King Kong. He says, "I like all of them but I guess Wolfman is my favorite because he changes into it." Betty says, "Well Dracula changes into a bat." to which Bobby, after briefly thinking about it, excitedly replies "That's true!" www.nypl.org/...

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Don Draper #madmen

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A Small Town in Germany, by John Le Carre, from Mad Men Season 7 Episode 1 "Time Zones"

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, from Mad Men Season 7 Episode 1 "Time Zones". Don's in-flight companion said it was her deceased husband's wish to have his ashes scattered at Pebble Beach. His ashes were spread at his second choice, Tom Sawyer Island at Disney Land

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