The Real Don Draper

I watched my teenaged daughter scrawl Mad Men Returns in big red letters on the August calendar. Next Sunday, she and I will dim the lights, make popcorn, and settle in front of the tv to watch the new season of Mad Men. One of the inspirations for the Don Draper character in the AMC show was Draper Daniels, who was the creative director at Leo Burnett in the 1960s. His wife talked to Chicago Mag about her life with him. It’s a fascintating story.

Oh, and if you’re a Don Draper fan, as well, you’ll get a laugh out of the Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women.