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June 8, 2018 was a hard day for millions of people around the world, even if they didn’t find themselves directly connected to Anthony Bourdain. The celebrity had the gift of reaching so people experiencing all different walks of life through his work reviewing restaurants, filming his travels, and speaking—very candidly—about his own life and battles with addiction. Saying that the world is less animated, bright, and connected without him is a true understatement. But a new book, Anthony Bourdain Remembered, is helping us all keep the man who once taught President Obama how to slurp Vietnamese noodles in a particularly entertaining episode of his show, Parts Unknown close to our hearts.
The book is a collection of quotes, photos, stories, and other memories from people who knew, worked with, and loved Bourdain. The book was compiled by CNN, so there are plenty of moments from his shows, as well as tales from President Barack Obama, chef Eric Ripert, Questlove, and more. The book is physical evidence of the impact Bourdain left behind.
The book fills a simple—and much needed—role: Remember all he brought to the world through the words of others. Consider it a constant reminder that there’s more to see, more to eat, and more people to connect with out there. The book page says it best: “The tributes spoke to his legacy: That the world is much smaller than we imagine and people are more alike than they are different.”
For more information on the book and how to buy it, head on over to Amazon.