As geeks with discerning taste ourselves, we know they can be hard to shop for.
Whether you’re buying gifts for a Potterhead, Whedonite, Twi-hard, or Trekkie–or something that’s too geeky to name–we’ve got the perfect pick.
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On Sunday, March 18, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook authors, Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin, hosted a virtual dinner party on Twitter to celebrate the upcoming season five premiere of Mad Men. Food bloggers from all over the United States and Canada joined us to talk canap©s, cookies, and cocktails, and to share photos and experiences. All of the bloggers made at least one recipe from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, and we all had lots of fun talking about two of our favorite topics: food and Mad Men. (Photo on left: courtesy of She’s Cookin’.)
Judy and Peter wrote about the party on their blog here, and you can see pictures of all the fabulous food in our Facebook …
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We’re having a dinner party to celebrate the return of Mad Men–and you’re invited.
On Sunday, March 18 (one week before the Mad Men season 5 premiere), we’d like to invite anyone who’s interested to join us in preparing and posting a dish of your choice from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.
If you have a blog, post pictures and your comments–and the recipe!–there . . . and make sure to let us know you’re participating, by leaving us a comment here or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t, we’d love to have you join us at our Facebook page, and post your pictures and comments in our “Party Like a Mad Man” photo album!
(Even if …
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If you’re a Mad Men foodie, the only thing better than trying the recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook would be eating at the restaurants featured in the show. Thanks to very generous donations from some of the food establishments that contributed to the book (pictured above), now you can!
Starting immediately through midnight on April 6, 2012 (CST), you can enter our “Dine Like a Mad Man” sweepstakes for a real chance to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling (which will include ordering an old fashioned or martini, natch). Six lucky entrants will each win one of the following prizes–altogether worth over $1200:
Dinner for four at Barbetta (valued at $500)
Gift certificate from the Russian Tea Room…
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December always sneaks up on me: suddenly, I’m inundated with Black Friday sales emails, and I realize I have a full list of Hanukah and Christmas gifts to shop for and not a lot of time to do it in.
In case you’re in the same boat: here’s our top 5 best gift bets from our last 12 months of new releases. We’ve also added a few related non-book gift options to round out each suggestion–just in case you really like the person (or your Secret Santa lower limit is higher than a list price of $16.95).
For the Mad Men fan, the foodie, or the history buff:
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
You’re especially in luck if your giftee is all three. Every …
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If you’re already signed up for certain book mailing lists, you’ll have heard about the exciting new initiative we’re starting. When you sign up for designated mailing lists (they’ll be paired with the above graphic), you’ll not only get the latest news on the book, but we’ll also email you a free PDF of book content. There are thirteen excerpts you can download right now and there’s no limit to what you can sign up for, so go crazy if the mood strikes you! Scroll down in the post to see what we have available; we hope you enjoy.
From our back list, you can get excerpts for the following titles (just click on the book titles, and scroll down until you see …
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The media coverage is just getting started for The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook–you can read some great local coverage from Needham’s Wicked Local and the Boston Herald. But we particularly wanted to share this great video the Boston Herald shot of Judy and Peter talking about the book and even putting together a few of the recipes. (You also get a little visual taste of the book itself, as they flip through.)
And of course, don’t forget you can get the introduction and some sample recipes by signing up for our Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook news and update list, on our book page, and a few more by liking The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook on Facebook!…
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The co-authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook seek a volunteer film student (or students) to collaborate on producing three high-quality, short video clips (each to run about 3 minutes) to be used for book publicity, including posting on YouTube, Facebook, and other social media. All work to be done in NYC and will involve shooting at three Mad Men restaurant, hotel and bar locations. Work to be done by mid-November with final product available in early December to coincide with book release. If interested, please contact Judy Gelman at email@example.com and please provide your phone number and email address.
Judy and Peter will feed you, and get you an early copy of the finished book. And we’ll throw in copies of any of our …
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We here at Smart Pop may be the only Mad Men fans in the world that aren’t upset that the show’s fifth season was delayed until early 2012. Why? Because we—along with authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin—have been hard at work this year on The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, hitting shelves December 2011.
If you’re as excited about the book as we are (and as these various news outlets were, when we announced the book back in February), you might be interested to know that we’ve officially launched the book’s web presence . . . which comes with a few opportunities to get a sneak peak at the book’s contents!
I’ll be doing our usual introduction post here on the blog closer …
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Look for it to be a little quieter around our site next week. Jennifer and I will both be at BEA–BookExpo America–“the largest publishing event in North America”: a yearly gathering at which book publishers tell the rest of the world (via media, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, other publishers, etc.) what books they have coming up that they’re excited about. (You can follow attendees on Twitter by watching the #bookexpo and #bea11 tags–the former is the official tag, but we’ve seen a lot of the latter being used, too.)
For those of you attending–and/or those of you attending Book Blogger Con on Friday–we wanted to, like last year, give you a quick rundown of Smart Pop at BEA. We’ve got a lot …
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