Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the Sopranos Fan by Nick Braccia www.simonandschuster.com

Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the […]

Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the Sopranos Fan
by Nick Braccia

www.simonandschuster.com


The “must have but didn’t know you needed” companion guide to the award-winning television series, The Sopranos, a necessary prelude to the upcoming prequel, The Many Saints of Newark (March 2021) and the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays.

Off the Back of a Truck immerses fans further into the world of Tony Soprano, offering an in-depth analysis by the author and his consiglieres (AKA fellow contributors). Different than past books that recap or focus on one aspect of the series, Off the Back of a Truck is an Italian potluck of fresh takes on everything from the deaths (so much death); the role of the psychiatrists to contributor Eddie McNamara’s favorite character — the food!

Unleash your inner Soprano and relive all your favorite moments with this companion guide to the award-winning television series The Sopranos.

We all know and love The Sopranos, one of the most important television dramas to ever hit the small screen, having run for six seasons on HBO. The story of the Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano balancing his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization pioneered decades of genre-bending “peak TV.”

Now, Off the Back of a Truck takes you one step further into the world of Tony Soprano and his families, offering an Italian potluck of fresh and fun takes that any true fan can get lost in for hours.

Off the Back of a Truck includes:
-New looks at everyone’s favorite episodes, scenes, and characters
-All 92 deaths analyzed, evaluated, and ranked
-An investigation of true crimes behind the families’ schemes
-An exploration of movies and shows that inspired The Sopranos
-Reflections on the use of music, food, and fashion from writers who are also huge fans
-A provocative conversation about what happens in the controversial ending

This book takes you on a journey through the six seasons you have watched time and time again—but it’s organized so you can dip in at any time, at any place. Roam around as though you’re in Tony’s backyard for a BBQ…

Highlights include

• All 92 deaths analyzed, evaluated, and ranked in the book’s largest section, WACK ATTACK.
• An investigation of the true crimes behind the families’ schemes evaluated by a ex-cop and 9/11 responder Eddie McNamara.
• An exploration of the movies and shows that inspired The Soprano – from Rockford Files to Twin Peaks?
• Reflections on the use of music, food, and fashion from the writers. Fire up that Spotify account their picks of the top 40 songs from the series.
• A provocative conversation about what happens in the controversial ending. Thumbs up or down on Tony still roaming the streets of New Jersey.
Nick Braccia is a Cannes Lions– and Clio–winning writer, director, and producer. In 2018, he cocreated and co-executive produced the horror podcast Video Palace for AMC Network’s streaming service Shudder. While working at the marketing agency Campfire, he helped to develop immersive, narrative experiences for TV shows like Outcast, Sense8, Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle, Westworld, and The Purge. Braccia is a member of the Producers Guild of America and lives in Manhattan with his partner, Amanda, and daughter, Evie Blue.