Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mad Men's Don Draper Reviews Children's Books

Don Draper had a unique way of pitching campaigns to clients. Imagine what it would be like if the brooding advertising maverick pitched some classic children's books.

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
"Success comes from standing out, not fitting in. This little engine, who saw opportunity where bigger engines only saw risk and obstacle, isn't just an anthropomorphic piece of technology -- it's the American dream. You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself."

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
"Most people will tell you this is a story about good vs. evil. And about magic. But they're wrong. It's about a boy. A boy with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. There's a scar in all of us. There is no good, no evil, no magic, no Hagrid. Just us ... and our scars." 
*Lights cigarette*

More of Don's reviews: CBC Books  


Stubblejumpin Gal said...

Marilyn, your Emily Dickinson entry has shown up in my blog feed list but the link isn't working.

The Nag said...

hat's because I meant to post it to my book blog.You can see it here: