Remembering Anthony Bourdain in a Book That’s Grittier Than Anything About Him Before

From a New York Times review by Dwight Garner of the book by Charles Leerhsen titled “Down and Out in Paradise”:

Anthony Bourdain would have hated that autocorrect turns his name into Boursin, a bland cheese with zero culinary credibility.

It’s surprising that predictive text doesn’t suggest his name first. Bourdain: He’s hot, he’s sexy and he’s dead, as Rolling Stone said about Jim Morrison on a notorious 1981 cover.

Since his death by his own hand in France, in 2018, there’s been a steady drip of books and documentaries and television specials and magazine one-offs about his life and career.