Bourdain: In Stories (Hardback)
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Bourdain: In Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages
Published: 11/11/2021
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Drawing from interviews with those who knew Bourdain best – from close family members to his kitchen crews – this unparalleled volume is a rich treasury of stories that paint an intimate portrait of the man and his passion.

When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man who had dedicated his life to traveling nearly everywhere (and eating nearly everything), shedding light on the lives and stories of others. His impact was outsized and his legacy has only grown since his death. Now, for the first time, we have been granted a look into Bourdain's life through the stories and recollections of his closest friends and colleagues.

Laurie Woolever, Bourdain's longtime assistant and confidante, interviewed nearly a hundred of the people who shared Tony's orbit-from members of his kitchen crews to his writing, publishing, and television partners, to his daughter and his closest friends - in order to piece together a remarkably full, vivid, and nuanced vision of Tony's life and work. From his childhood and teenage days, to his early years in New York, through the genesis of his game-changing memoir Kitchen Confidential to his emergence as a writing and television personality, and in the words of friends and colleagues including Eric Ripert, Jose Andres, Nigella Lawson, and W. Kamau Bell, as well as family members including his brother and his late mother, we see the many sides of Tony - his motivations, his ambivalence, his vulnerability, his blind spots, and his brilliance.

Unparalleled in scope and deeply intimate in its execution, with a treasure trove of photos from Tony's life, Bourdain: In Stories is a definitive testament to the life of a remarkable man in the words of the people who shared his world.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526645173
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 894 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

With pages of personal Bourdain photos, this warm book about an ultimate cool guy — vibrant and vulnerable — is dished up with finesse by Woolever - FORBES

A fascinating account of Bourdain's childhood through his untimely death, conjuring him as he evolves from curious kid to punky teen to young, heroin-addicted cook ... A roundly true-feeling portrait of a captivating person. Bourdain's fans will find it impossible to put down - BOOKLIST, starred review

A chorus of candid voices creates an engaging biography - KIRKUS

Celebrated chef and author Anthony Bourdain cuts a charismatic yet enigmatic figure in this kaleidoscopic oral history ... This fascinating mosaic ... capture[s] the inimitable legacy he left behind - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A candid, compelling look at the man and his work - TRAVEL & LEISURE

Reveals a vulnerable side to the man and adds remarkable depth to his onscreen persona - FINANCIAL TIMES, Best books of 2021: Food and drink

This unique oral history builds to a comprehensive portrait and an important biography - Observer, 20 Food Books of the Year

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