Just because Mary's office is located in the same building as Snyder Publishing which publishes Teen Topics magazine, overbearing Phyllis asks Mary to use whatever influence she has to get Bess' two paragraph composition titled "The Care and Feeding of Parents" published in the magazine. Although she states she has no influence whatsoever since she knows no one who works at Snyder Publishing, Mary agrees as she does like Bess' article (as a school composition) and she's just too nice to say no. Mary does use Ted and Lou as conduits into the publishing house to little avail. But based on a conversation Mary has with Lou, Phyllis gets it into her head that Mary wants her and Bess to expand the composition into a full fledged book, that idea which was the furthest thought from Mary's mind. Phyllis continually bothers Mary with thoughts about the book, which makes Mary crazy and Rhoda believe that Mary has to stand up to Phyllis. It also becomes clear that one half of the writing team is ... Written by
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According to this episode, the building where WJM is located is owned by Snyder Publishing and is called the Snyder Building. See more
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