Anthony Bourdain’s assistant has finished “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide.” It includes genuine essays from those who knew him best.
Laurie Woolever was Anthony Bourdain’s assistant for such a long time. She has completed his book “the Parts Unknown” and hosted his program “No Reservations” when Anthony died in France in 2018.
“World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” is meant to be a guide to several of Bourdain’s beloved destinations. Also, the book tries to tell others what it was that Anthony loved so much about these places. The 480-page book offers some practical travel advice for those who’d like to visit there. Furthermore, it opens a door to look at Bourdain’s life more deeply through personal essays from his family, friends, and colleagues.
For instance, Christopher Bourdain, Anthony’s brother wrote about the European trip that set his older brother’s life of adventure in motion. The family cruised across the Atlantic on Cunard’s Queen Mary and feasted on baskets of croissants, street cart, and waffles.
Woolever, who worked with Bourdain for more than a decade and co-authored his final cookbook, “Appetites,” took episodes of “Parts Unknown” and “No Reservations” into account. She needed sources to finish what Bourdain had started. Thereby, Woolever used almost Bourdain’s own words for the book.
The book cover features an illustration of Bourdain eating at a street food stall in his beloved Vietnam. “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” will be available on April 20, 2021.