One of the story lines from Season 4 of “Mad Men” dealt with the growing irrelevance of account executive Roger Sterling (John Slattery). When he wasn’t insulting Japanese clients, engaging in extramarital street sex, or losing the critical Lucky Strike account, Sterling was in his office by himself, recording his memoirs. And it seems as thoughSterling’s Gold will actually be published: it’s presently available for pre-order on Amazon. Here are some bon mots from the product description:
• When a man gets to a point in his life when his name’s on the building, he can get an unnatural sense of entitlement.
• The day you sign a client is the day you start losing him.
• Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face.
• When God closes a door, he opens a dress.
The publishing date from Grove/Atlantic says November 2010, so you can get it well in advance of Christmas. Personally, I want to read up on the flings that hellcat Miss Blankenship had. I heard she was one filthy astronaut.