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"Bourdain's thoughts on places exotic and well known, blended into a kind of Baedeker for the hipster set...It makes for an exhilarating whirlwind tour."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Gordon's casual, friendly tone, reminiscent of Bourdain's own personal style, makes it easy for listeners to imagine traveling the world with him. Interspersed throughout are essays by some of those who knew him, each narrated by its author. The affection expressed for the late travel show host and writer is one of the most memorable features of this listening experience."

-- "AudioFile"

"It's the 'World according to Tony'--a browsable compendium of his matchless commentary on worthy destinations in forty-three countries."

-- "People"

"An impressive food-obsessed travel guide...This gloriously messy miscellany of off-kilter observations and lightning-in-a-bottle insights will make one want to read, eat, and experience the world the way Bourdain did."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"There will never be anyone quite like Anthony Bourdain. But World Travel offers readers the potential to travel the world as he did."

-- "Fortune"

Charming...Irresistible...An exhilarating and worthwhile choice for those planning an actual trip and for stay-at-home travelers."

-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain (1956 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel writer, and television personality in programs focused on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. His books Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw were New York Times bestsellers. Hegraduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America and began running kitchens at New York restaurants such as Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivans. His extensive body of work has graced the pages of the New York Times, Londons Times and Observer, the Face, and Scotland on Sunday. And his works of fiction include the crime novels Gone Bamboo and Bone in the Throat.

Laurie Woolever is a writer and editor, and spent nearly a decade assisting Anthony Bourdain, with whom she coauthored the cookbook Appetites in 2016. Shes written about food and travel for the New York Times, GQ, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Dissent, Roads & Kingdoms, and others, and has worked as an editor at Art Culinaire and Wine Spectator.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (April 20, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1799943410
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1799943419
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.8 x 1.1 x 5.6 inches
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1.0 out of 5 stars Tony would have hated this cynical cash grab.
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