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Inside 'The Wire': How one author tracked down the details behind the monumental Baltimore TV show

Inside 'The Wire': How one author tracked down the details behind the monumental Baltimore TV show

You will not read many author interviews or book reviews on this blog unless a book is something special.

Jonathan Abrams’ “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire” is something special.

Abrams, a senior writer who who covers the NBA for Bleacher Report, is a superb sports reporter. In this book, he shows he is an outstanding cultural reporter as well.

While “The Wire” has inspired all sorts of popular and academic critics to try and show how unique and fabulous their analyses of David Simon’s epic series are, Abrams went after the people who created it, listened intently to what they said and then shared some of their best thoughts and words with...

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