Story Plant paperback
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Publication date: April 18, 2017
Maddie Samuels is woman both of and ahead of her time. She knows she doesn't belong in the kitchen, and she refuses to become trapped in a secretarial pool. In mid-1960s New York City, she's not only determined to succeed in a man's world, but to prove her work is as good as any man's.
With “free love” redefining relationships with head-spinning rapidity, Maddie learns how to push the accepted boundaries of established old-boy networks while refusing to accept the all-too-pervasive harassment by men in power. And yet as a woman in love, she discovers that beliefs and actions are often very different things, especially when it comes to a man like the seductive and charismatic Rob MacLeod.
Set in the era of Mad Men, I Love You Today is passionate, sexy, liberating and deeply moving. With a story as relevant today as it was then, this is a novel that readers will take to their hearts and their souls.
I Love You Today
“Love, sex, lies, and advertising in the era of Mad Men. Compelling and provocative."
– James Wiatt, former Chairman and CEO, William Morris Agency
“Marcia Gloster paints an intimate portrait of life in 1960s Manhattan, as one young woman strives to make her way professionally and personally in the challenging art design world. An accomplished artist herself, the author brings her own insight and in-depth experiences to the story and delivers a narrative that highlights both career struggles and characters searching for true connection in the midst of a social and sexual revolution. Readers looking for a peek into the magazine publishing and advertising world of that era will be intrigued!”
– Marilyn Brant, New York Times bestselling author
“A good view of the glamorous magazine business in New York by someone who has obviously been there. A solid novel, a good read, sexually intriguing.”
– Jay Ingram, author of Living Zen
“A well-researched glimpse into a woman’s turbulent struggle in a male-dominated career during the late 1960s. It pulled me right in, from the wrenching love story that could never have a happy ending, to the ultimate strength shown by the main character. An overall compelling journey.”
– Andrea Hurst, author of Always with You
“I enjoyed I Love You Today immensely. It was like a romp through the Mad Men era told from a woman’s point of view. For me, it was a trip down Memory Lane (aka Madison Avenue in the late 1960s). I not only liked it, I lived it.”</strong><em><i>– Pamela Fiori, author and former editor-in-chief, Town & Country
“Marcia Gloster fearlessly takes us through the days of unlimited sexuality and power in the world of advertising. And here’s the twist: we see it through the eyes of a woman who must compete with men in suits while wearing a mini-skirt, the uniform of the day. Gloster knows the terrain like a trusted river guide.” </strong><em><i>– Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author of</i> The Tiger in the House
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in the 1960s, Marcia Gloster built a career in New York City as an award-winning book designer and art director. A decade later, she founded and ran a boutique ad agency specializing in fashion. Her novel, I Love You Today, is the story of a young woman determined to succeed in the male-dominated worlds of publishing and advertising in the mid-1960s. Gloster is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and Studio Montclair and exhibits her paintings in the New York area. She has one daughter and lives in New York City and Verona, New Jersey, with her husband, James Ammeen. Her first book, 31 Days: A Memoir of Seduction, was published in 2014.