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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Anthony Bourdain 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. Bourdain died in June 2018.
Laurie Woolever is a writer and editor, and spent nearly a decade assisting Anthony Bourdain, with
whom she coauthored the cookbook Appetites in 2016. She’s 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.
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, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley
For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel
offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.