Are you disappointed that Mad Men won't return until late next year? You can always fill the void with the series premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC this weekend, but if you're looking to scratch that specifically Mad itch, just consult Roger Sterling.
Throughout the fourth season of the 1960s-set series, Sterling chronicled his life adventures in a series of audio recordings meant to serve as notes for his memoirs. As it turns out, the recordings weren't just for show: the memoir is quite real, and you can buy it on November 16, 2010.
An Amazon listing for "Sterling's Gold," the novel penned by John Slattery's character, has the hardcover book's specs: 176 pages, $16.95 cover price, $10.17 if you pre-order it now. The book's description is as follows:
Advertising pioneer and visionary Roger Sterling, Jr., served with distinction in the Navy during World War II, and joined Sterling Cooper Advertising as a junior account executive in 1947. He worked his way up to managing partner before leaving to found his own agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, in 1963. During his long and illustrious career, Sterling has come into contact with all the luminaries and would-be luminaries of the advertising world, and he has acquired quite a reputation among his colleagues for his quips, barbs, and witticisms. Taken as a whole, Roger Sterling’s pithy comments and observations amount to a unique window on the advertising world—a world that few among us are privileged to witness firsthand—as well as a commentary on life in New York City in the middle of the twentieth century.
Now, the real question: how long until the audio book drops?