Sunday, June 16th, 2019

From Mad Men to Made Men in Bob Garfield’s First Novel


When Bob Garfield’s debut novel “Bedfellows” first landed on my desk, I cringed. I cringed at the thought of another thinly disguised autobiography from adland. I cringed because I’d just gotten another rejection letter for a novel of my own and was therefore more than a little bitter.

I cringed because, as Bob’s editor at Ad Age for years, I was going to have to read this thing regardless and I was really, really afraid that it was going to suck.

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