Like Rindell's bestselling debut, The Other Typist, Three-Martini Lunch
is a rollicking period piece that builds to a magnificent crescendo.
Although the beginning of the end for the cocktail culture was in sight, the post-war boom signaled corporate expansion and the three-martini lunch
, and James Bond (aka Agent 007) insisted that his vodka martinis be "shaken, not stirred."
Forget diets and deprivation--they're as old hat as the three-martini lunch
. For today's health-conscious executive, power dining is about moderation and smart choices.
Not so very long ago, he said, reinsurance premiums were calculated on the back of a napkin in a bar, often after a three-martini lunch
The three-martini lunch
write-off is back for the yacht club set.
(8) At best, the President's proposal is a blunt instrument: the disallowance would apply equally to both the sandwiches consumed during an all-day business meeting and the proverbial "three-martini lunch
Most dispiriting episode: The greatest tragedy in showbiz was the demise of the three-martini lunch
and the popularity of iced tea.
No longer in the West, at least are ad deals cut on lush green golf courses or over three-martini lunches
on Madison Avenue by suave ad men.
The book is written in a breezy, almost gossipy style that presents all the egos, sexuality, power struggles, three-martini lunches
, and, of course, the campaign stories a reader would expect.
We are approaching a world where the majority of digital advertising dollars can flow without three-martini lunches
, phones, or fax machines in the picture.
Pete thinks elder partner Roger Sterling is a has-been--although Roger's expertise at schmoozing prospects over three-martini lunches
is part of what built SCDP.
Wilder's manic habit of pacing back and forth, while holding a riding stick, not to mention partaking in three-martini lunches
, proved too much for Chandler, who broke his sobriety soon after they finished.
He even damns "three-martini lunches
." not realizing that they died with Dean Martin.
Mind you, this was in the early 1970s, when three-martini lunches
and cigars were part of American corporate culture.
Restaurants and hotels want taxpayers to subsidize 100 percent of the cost of their customers' three-martini lunches
and golf junkets.