The latest and possibly strangest trend in publishing these days is fictional characters who publish real books. The latest is Mad Men's Roger Sterling. Roger, as you know if you're a fan of the AMC series - and you should be, because it is AWESOME - has been working on his memoirs, much to the amusement of his right hand man Don Draper.
And so on Nov. 16 you can buy Sterling's Gold: Wit & Wisdom of an Ad Man, a collection of surely entertaining missives from the Sterling (played by the terrific John Slattery) of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Be warned, though: Roger already confessed there's no chapter entitled "Joan" - though there should be.
Sterling's Gold follows a trend that also includes the fictional Richard Castle's work, which includes his latest, Naked Heat. (Castle is played by Nathan Fillion of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog fame, which makes HIM every bit as awesome as Roger Sterling.) I have to admit, the whole meta-ness of this is giving me a headache.