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The original adult coloring book! A New York Times bestseller when it was originally published in 1961, The Executive Coloring Book is crashing the adult coloring book party with its subversive humor.
“This is me. I am an executive. Executives are important. They go to important offices and do important things. Color my underwear important.”
So begins the dangerously funny classic, The Executive Coloring Book. Originally published more than fifty years ago, this brief and brilliant coloring book skewers the early sixties executive set. If Mad Men made them look glamorous, The Executive Coloring Book casts them in a different hue and invites everyone in on the joke.
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The Executive Coloring Book was written by Marcie Hans, Dennis Altman, and Martin A. Cohen.Review:
"[F]irst published in 1961 . . . [The Executive Coloring Book] had no 'zen tangles' or pretty, patterned woodland creatures for stressed-out grown-ups to fill in like the adult coloring books we see today. This one was all thick lines and subversive humor, poking fun at Mad Men-era corporate executives. . . . Fortunately, G.P. Putnam’s Sons is reissuing this gem for today’s colorers so we can get our mindfulness on while sneering at men in suits." —Entertainment Weekly
“[A] hilariously blunt book [that] can charm readers while they de-stress.”—Mental Floss
"The Executive Coloring Book was a desperate cry for help about soulless corporate culture that wound up accidentally launching an industry. . . . A dispatch from the adult world that . . . eschew[s] innocence for the corporate hamster wheel and landscapes of elevators, sales charts, and company cars." —Vice
“Where today’s titles offer consumers a neat package of therapy, escape, and nostalgia, 1960s coloring books were both genuinely novel and subversive. The first adult coloring book...mocked the conformism that dominated the post-war corporate workplace.”—New Republic
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