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World Travel

Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever

5 mins

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World Travel: An Irreverent Guide is a collection of memories, essays, and practical tidbits about navigating some of Anthony Bourdain's favorite destinations.


World Travel

World Travel

by Anthony Bourdain


When celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain died in 2018, few people knew that one of the many things he'd left behind was a travel guidebook in its embryonic stage.

The collection of impressions and essays was to be co-authored by his longtime collaborator Laurie Woolever, who co-wrote his cookbooks. Woolever chose to complete what she and Bourdain had begun.

World Travel isn't a typical how-to guide. While it does contain practical tips, it's short on the where-to-stay but long on the why-you-should-go, and irreverent – in pure Anthony Bourdain style.

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It was never my intention to be a reporter, a critic, an advocate. It was also never my intention to provide audiences with 'everything' they needed to know about a place ... I am a storyteller. I go places, I come back. I tell you how the places made me feel.

- Anthony Bourdain

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