This new book is a moving, unflinching memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction, and a lifelong mission to give back. When Michael K. Williams died in September 2021, he left behind a career as one of the most electrifying actors of his generation, beloved for his roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Country. At the time of his death, Williams had nearly finished a memoir that tells the story of his past while looking to the future, a book that merges his life and his life’s work. Mike, as his friends knew him, was so much more than an actor. In Scenes from My Life, he traces his life in full, from his childhood in East Flatbush and his early years as a dancer to his battles with addiction and the bar fight that left his face with his distinguishing scar. Imbued with poignance and raw honesty, Scenes from My Life is the story of a performer who gave his all to everything he did.