Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa offer an oral history of the groundbreaking HBO drama, talking intimately with virtually everyone who has been involved with the show to share memories and reflect on the show's making and impact.
I enjoyed their first conversation with Edie Falco, who portrayed Tony Soprano’s wife, Carmela ... It is funny to read that Silvio was the only one who could bring bad news to Tony just as Van Zandt used to do with Bruce [Springsteen] ... Michael and Steve don’t recount episode by episode in the book, instead focusing on great singular moments ... a wonderful reading experience, thanks to all the memories, stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes ... To quote Michael and Steve in this fun and complete retrospective, 'Some things never fade away.'
In this surprising, humorous, and heartfelt trip down memory lane, HBO's groundbreaking series The Sopranos is fondly remembered by those most involved in its creation and phenomenal success ... This nostalgia-inducing, funny, and thought-provoking tribute rises to the top of works about The Sopranos.
There are plenty of tantalizing bits of trivia...but this isn’t just a trivia collection. Mostly it’s about friends and colleagues getting together to pay tribute to one another and to a series that rewrote many of the rules of television ... For Sopranos fans looking for something a little less overwhelming and more personal than The Soprano Sessions (2019), this one is an absolute must-read.