Mad Men

The creator of the award-winning TV series "Mad Men" has just written a debut novel - about family, power and privilege.

In "Heather, the Totality," Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they've created.

Matthew Weiner has been entertaining audiences for two decades, most recently as writer, creator, executive producer, and director of "Mad Men," one of television's most honored series. He also worked as a writer and executive producer on "The Sopranos."

On Saturday night at 7:30 pm, Weiner will appear as part of the popular “Yaddo Presents” series. This event will take place in Gannett Auditorium at Skidmore College. Weiner will be interviewed on stage by Elaina Richardson, President of Yaddo, about "Heather, the Totality," which was written at Yaddo.

Chef/Owner of Terrapin Restaurant, Josh Kroner, and Mixologist, Jean Michel, join Joe and Sarah to give a preview of the restaurant's premiere party on Sunday.

Joe Donahue speaks with Lynn Peril about her book, Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office.

Jane Maas - Mad Women

Mar 23, 2012

Jane Maas was in the thick of the advertising industry during the 60's at Ogilvy & Mather. She began her career as a copy writer, and was eventually promoted to Vice President, to then go on and become president of a New York agency. Maas ran some of the most successful ad campaigns - most notably the "I Love NY", she flew in propeller planes of on-location shoots, and paved the way for future generations - all in high heels, pencil skirts and perfectly coiffed hair.