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Madboy: Beyond Mad Men: Tales from the Mad, Mad World of Advertising by Richard Kirshenbaum

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CHAPTER THREEBIG DREAMS, BIG PERSONALITIES,AND ANDY WARHOL

AT THE END OF THE summer, I got the internship job and spent a glorious year under Lois’s tutelage. That said, it’s not that easy to live in New York City on nine thousand dollars a year, no matter how thrifty you are (and friends, this was still 1983, not 1883). Given the volume of work I was selling, I knew I would always be underpaid and considered “the former receptionist,” not a high-powered copywriter. The need to make a switch had become clear. Not to mention, I was tired of sleeping on the pull-out sofa. My sister’s apartment abutted the bedroom of the woman who lived next door. Let’s just say she “entertained” men. Each night, I fell asleep to some artful screaming and thumping. ...

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