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'Mad Women' Author to Speak at Rogers Library

Jane Maas coming to Southampton Village on Oct. 3.

The author often described as a "real-life Peggy Olson" is coming to Rogers Memorial Library on Oct. 3 to discuss her book that tells what life really was like for women working in the advertising industry during the "Mad Men" era.

Jane Maas, who directed the revolutionary I Love New York campaign, recently published "Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue," based on her own career experiences and interviews with her contemporaries.

"Wickedly funny and full of juicy inside information, 'Mad Women' also tackles some of the tougher issues of the era, such as unequal pay, rampant, jaw-dropping sexism, and the difficult choice many women faced between motherhood and their careers," the publisher states.

A past New York Advertising Woman of the Year, Maas was creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, where she worked on campaigns for General Foods, Lever Brothers, S.C. Johnson, American Express and Cunard Lines. For Wells Rich Greene, she headed the creative group for Proctor & Gamble, and in 1989, she became president of the New York office of Earl Palmer Brown, according to the library.

The brown bag lunch and book chat will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 3. To register, visit myrml.org or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523.

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