Mad Men on the Couch: Analyzing the Minds of the Men and Women of the Hit TV Show
An analytic look inside the psyches of the deeply flawed and endlessly fascinating characters of the Emmy award-winning AMC drama Mad Men has captured the imagination of millions of viewers with its glamour and intricate storylines, winning thirteen golden globes and four Emmys. Beyond the gorgeously stylized visuals and impeccably recreated history, it's the show's richly drawn characters stumbling through their personal and professional lives that get under our skin and keep us invested. Mad Men on the Couch explores the psychological aspects of the show's primary characters, and examines them through the lens of modern psychology. Why does Don constantly engage in selfsabotaging behaviors? Why is Betty such a cold mother and desperately unhappy housewife (Hint: It's not just because her people are Nordic )? Why does Pete prevail in adversity when Roger falters? Why is Peggy able to thrive in the male jungle of Madison Avenue? Dr. Stephanie Newman lends her professional opinion to these and other pressing fan questions and expertly explains the hidden dynamics and motivations that drive these compelling and complex men and women. Entertaining and full of insights, Mad Men on the Couch will be a must-have companion to the show for its dedicated fans.
by : stephanie newman