Anthony Bourdain book to be released posthumously

16 January, 2020 by
Madeline Woolway

More than two years after his death, the world will get another book from much-loved celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide will give readers a deeper understanding of the reasons why Bourdain found particular places so appealing. The book has a 13 October release date in the US.

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The chef started the book prior to his death, with his longtime assistant and co-author Laurie Woolever completing the manuscript.

Published by HarperCollins imprint, Ecco, the book is half guide, half memoir. It will combine travel advice for Bourdain’s favourite destinations, alongside a few essays by friends, colleagues, and family. It will traverse cities from New York to Shanghai, and countries from Tanzania to Oman.

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“This book will allow Tony’s fans and followers to continue to travel in his footsteps,” Woolever told People. “It’s been my honor and pleasure to create a book that includes stories from his loved ones and colleagues. I was lucky to work closely with Tony for nearly a decade, and I’m so pleased to be able to share his reflections and insights about the world, as he saw it, in this guide.”

Illustrations by cartoonist Tony Millionaire, who sketched the cover art, will match Bourdain’s wit.

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