• Imprint: Abrams Press
  • Publication Date: March 2, 2021
  • Price: $19.99
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4283-5
  • EAN: 9781419742835
  • Page Count: 480
  • Illustrations: 100 black-and-white photographs
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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Renowned television critics—and New York Times bestselling authors—Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest television series of all time, now available in paperback

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon.
Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy.

Praise

"This amazing book by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz has bigger twists than anything I could ever come up with. Highly suggest you pick up a copy ASAP!"
— Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot
“A deep-dive read that fans can return to, each time gleaning new insights.”
— Greg Fleming, New Zealand Herald

About the authors

Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. He is the author of Mad Men Carousel and The Wes Anderson Collection. He lives in Brooklyn. Alan Sepinwall is the chief television critic for Rolling Stone and the author of Breaking Bad 101. His thoughts on television have appeared in the New York Times, Time, and Variety. He lives in New Jersey. Laura Lippman, a New York Times–bestselling novelist, has won every major mystery-writing prize in the United States. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon.