In 2007, Madden published his memoirs, Reuben on Wry. Sadly, despite much love from fans, Madden himself seemed to think little of his own career. In an online interview for a Partridge Family fansite, he said:
I try not to look back on my career. I told somebody this one time and I'll tell you. I never did anything as an actor that I was extremely proud of. I wish I could look back and say, OK here was a TV show or a movie that I thought was so perfect for me, or I did such a good job that if I died tomorrow at least I could say I left that as my legacy. But there isn't anything that falls into that category. So, from that point of view I suppose the career was a disappointment.