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Author: Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever Narrator: Bill Buford, Shep Gordon, Jen Agg, Christopher Bourdain, Claude Tayag, Matt Walsh, Nari Kye, Steve Albini, Vidya Balachander, Laurie Woolever, various narrators Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: April 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063055568

Publisher Description

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

The audiobook is read by Laurie Woolever, Shep Gordon, Christopher Bourdain, Jen Agg, Matt Walsh, Bill Buford, Claude Tayag, Nari Kye, Vidya Balachander, and Steve Albini.

Copyright 2021 by Anthony M. Bourdain Trust UW; “A Child’s View of Paris (1966),” “Revisiting New Jersey,” and  “Uruguay Dreamin’” copyright 2020 by Christopher Bourdain; published with permission of Christopher Bourdain

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Quotes

  • “Posthumous selection of Bourdain’s thoughts on places exotic and well known, blended into a kind of Baedeker for the hipster set…Bourdain went nearly everywhere on the planet, eating and drinking prodigiously along the way. It makes for an exhilarating whirlwind tour.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “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
  • Charming…Irresistible…An exhilarating and worthwhile choice for those planning an actual trip and for stay-at-home travelers.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “There will never be anyone quite like Anthony Bourdain. But World Travel offers readers the potential to travel the world as he did.”

    - Fortune

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About the Author

Anthony Bourdain (1956–2018) was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, the memoir A Cook’s Tour, and the New York Times bestsellers Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw, and Appetites. His work appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker. He was the host of the popular television shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown.

About the Narrators

Bill Buford has been a writer and editor for the New Yorker since 1995. Before that he was the editor of Granta magazine for sixteen years and, in 1989, became the publisher of Granta Books. He is also the author of Among the Thugs and Dirt. He was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Kings College, Cambridge.

Shep Gordon is a talent manager, film agent, and producer who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars, beginning with Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Blondie, and Raquel Welch. He lives in Hawaii.

Jen Agg is the owner of The Black Hoof, Grey Gardens, Rhum Corner, and Cocktail Bar in Toronto and Agrikol in Montreal. She is the author of I Hear She’s a Real Bitch and is a big fan of nachos. You can find her most nights, in one of her spots, tipping back rosé as slowly as possible, which is to say, not that slowly at all.

Laurie Woolever is a writer and editor who spent nearly a decade assisting Anthony Bourdain, with whom she coauthored the cookbook Appetites in 2016. She has 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.

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.