World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
  • World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
ISBN: 0062802798
EAN13: 9780062802798
Language: English
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 0.98" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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 Allsbrook.

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

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Book Reviews (16)

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1
   Shameless money grab using Bourdain's name
As others have said, this book is worthless as a guidebook and useless as travel writing. Tangentially related to Bourdain's exploits, there is nothing redeeming about this.
 
5
   It rings with Anthony Bourdain's voice.
It is as if you are visiting each of these countries as a vicarious tourist with suggestions on travel and guide posts.
 
2
   Not a great book
If you are a big Bourdain fan, this isn 't worth it. It is just a collection of things that he said on the shows.
 
4
   Light reading. Funny in spots
I enjoyed reading a plow place that I haven 't been and getting another view of places that I have been.
 
1
   A Poor Book That Exploits Tony Bourdain Name and Legacy
This is exactly the book, TB said he would never do and no one should have been given permission to use his name for a single. The book is created by TB not Laurie Woolever. Yes, it includes some TB quotations, but the structure, information, locations and most of the insights are complete Dreck. Useless as a travel guidebook and provides none of the wit, humor, insight and irreverence that Bourdain made great.
 
2
   Not what I expected
This book is not much different than the others. It is a travel guide of sorts with comments and references from Tony and the shows.
 
2
   Anthony is passed. This book does NOT bring him back
i miss AB so much i HAD to buy this book. If you are a traveler or going to be one, you might like. Here is Very Little AB from Very Little AB. Not the authors fault, she was pretty up front.
 
1
   Extremely Dissapointing
Not at all what I expected, this is a thin, shallow list of places to go across the world by city. You can find these online. I expected a book written in AB's voice, with true detail. Each countrycity has a new, unrevealed excerpt from his previously broadcast shows, with no aired content readers led to believe that it would include.
 
5
   His legacy will honor his memory of celebrity chef and home cooks alike!
Such an admirer of the late A. B. B. B. B. B. A citizen of the world who happens to be a delightful cook, incidentally!
 
1
   Disappointed
If you watched his shows and read his books, this is all the material you've seen. Besides a few new memories from friends and family, there is nothing new besides a few old remembrances from friends and family. I think Tony would be ashamed that this book was published with his name sprayed across the cover, it is just the kind of schmaltz he despised. I understand the author and the publisher's desperation to finish a project they'd no doubt put into work, but this is not worth the readers'time. The travel info is completely useless and all of the venues mentioned were presented on his programs. Besides, the point of traveling, especially in the style promoted by Tony, is to explore and find your own special undiscovered spot. Tony left his own heritage, unless someone finds a notebook filled with unpublished essays. This cashing is in period both crass and inventible. R.I.P. R.I.P. Tony deserved better, you deserved Tony.
 
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