Accomplished globetrotter, chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain died in 2018, yet his heartfelt, soul-stirring travel stories live on, continuing to inform and inspire. Now a posthumous new Bourdain book — World Travel: An Irreverent Guide — hits bookstores on April 20, 2021. Published by Ecco (an imprint of HarperCollins), World Travel is available for preorder now. As Bourdain began brainstorming the manuscript, Laurie Woolever, his assistant and friend for almost a decade, signed on as co-author. After Bourdain’s untimely death, Woolever skillfully stitched together his unique words and wisdoms, perceptions and notions, acid wit and thoughtful tenderness. She incorporated memories of her own on-the-road experiences with him — in addition to contributions by Bourdain’s family members (such as his brother Chris), friends and colleagues — into the well-fed, thirst-quenching 472 pages. The result is an enlightening escape: enchanting and engaging, evocative and provocative. Especially for long-time Bourdain fans, World Travel is a bittersweet touchstone of what has been lost by his absence and yet, in uplifting joyful spirit, what has been found and remains lasting via his horizon-broadening views.

Savor Bourdain’s favorite places from Argentina to Vietnam. Particularly now during the pandemic, nurture your paused-yet-pulsating wanderlust by curling up with World Travel in armchair-traveler position, drinking up a treasure trove of insights and info about Australia and Austria, Bhutan and Brazil, Canada and Croatia, Finland and France, India and Israel, Mexico and Morocco, Peru and Portugal, Singapore and Spain, Tanzania and Trinidad, plus dozens of other destinations.

United States hot spots are recommended in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Pennsylvania, Provincetown and Seattle. Jewels in Montana, New Jersey and West Virginia are unveiled, too.

Illustrated by Wesley Allsbrook, this lively travel romp both soothes and sizzles, packed with hundreds of specific tips and opinions: Where to tread and stay and dine (luxurious, casual and hole-in-the-wall finds); what to eat (palate-pleasing selections galore) and what to avoid; and, most meaningfully important, how to see and see and see again as you embrace our eye-opening world anew.

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Author of the memoir A Cook’s Tour, as well as the New York Times’ bestsellers Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw and Appetites (a cookbook co-authored with Laurie Woolever), Anthony Bourdain was also the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. His popular TV shows — No Reservations and Parts Unknown — attracted millions of viewers around the globe. Laurie Woolever, a writer and editor, has reported about travel and food for top publications.

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