Last week I burdened you with Faulkner, so I propose something a little easier today: The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe. If there was ever a book that influenced the creators of Mad Men, it was this one. That said, it isn't Mad Men, just shares some elements with it. It's 1952 and five girls are in the typing pool of a publishing house in New York. They have sex and career-related adventures. This is one of those delicious books that you can escape into at the end of a hard day. Sorry guys, this novel is bound to be more popular with the ladies.