- 20 Apr 21
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide was completed by his right-hand woman Laurie Woolever and includes contributions from his brother Christopher and legendary music producer Steve Albini
Anthony Bourdain’s right-hand woman Laurie Woolever has completed the World Travel book that they’d been brainstorming together around the time of his tragic June 2018 death in France.
As you’d expect it’s not your conventional travel guide with the Great Gonzo Gourmand concentrating on the locals and how they like to meet, eat and let down their hair.
“Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone,” we’re told. “His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter – and many places beyond.
“In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favourite places in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.”
Supplementing Bourdain’s own words are essays by friends, colleagues and his brother Christopher who adds hugely to our understanding of him. Legendary music producer Steve Albini chips in with a Best Cheap Eats guide to Chicago and Wesley Allsbrook provides the stunning illustrations.
Our man Stuart Clark had the pleasure of meeting Mr. B on several occasions; read what went down at https://www.hotpress.com/lifestyle-sports/from-the-archives-hot-press-met-anthony-bourdain-in-dublin-back-in-2001-22582275