The Wire is generally considered to be at least one of the greatest TV shows of all time, if not the very greatest. It’s also of recent enough vintage that all of its major players and creators are still around to tell the tales of how it came to be, which means it’s ripe for an oral history, like the new book All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.
All the Pieces Matter includes memories from the HBO series’ cast members like Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, and behind the scenes personnel like creator David Simon and writers Richard Price and George Pelecanos. Take it away, jacket copy:
“With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.”
All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire came out earlier this month, and you can order a copy at Amazon here for $16.20