Mad Men Carousel (Paperback Edition)

The Complete Critical Companion


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Matt Zoller Seitz


Now available in paperback, Mad Men Carousel collects Matt Zoller Seitz’s celebrated critical essays on AMC’s multi-award-winning period drama Mad Men, covering all 92 episodes and 7 seasons. Diving deep into the show’s themes, performances, and filmmaking, Seitz offers insightful analysis while also detailing the locations, historical events, products, and scientific advancements of the 1960s and early ’70s that help to contextualize the plot and character motivations for each episode. Fans old and new will cherish this comprehensive companion to one of the most-acclaimed television series of all time.

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Weight 520 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 February 2018
Number of pages 464
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Megan Abbott, Illustrated by Max Dalton
Dimensions 15.3 x 22.9 cm
Weight 520 g


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Matt Zoller Seitz is the TV critic for New York Magazine, the editor in chief of, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013) and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, 2015), as well as The Oliver Stone Experience (Abrams, 2016). He is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays.

A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited, or produced more than a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image and The L Magazine, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay, “Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style,” was later spun off into The Wes Anderson Collection, and his 2008 video essay series “Oliver Stone: The Official History” is the partial basis for The Oliver Stone Experience.

Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little, Bury Me Deep, The End of Everything, Dare Me, and The Fever, which was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Summer by the New York Times, People magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, and one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon, NPR, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Believer, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Abbott is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of female crime fiction. She has been nominated for many awards, including three Edgar® Awards, the Hammett Prize, the Shirley Jackson Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Folio Prize. She lives in New York City.

Max Dalton is a graphic artist living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of Barcelona, New York, and Paris. He has published a few books and illustrated some others, including The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2012) and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, 2014). Dalton started painting in 1977, and since 2008 he has been creating posters about music, movies, and pop culture.