It didn’t take long for Anthony Bourdain — famed chef, writer, TV host, and travel legend — to get his own official biography following his sudden death earlier this month. The biography will be called “Bourdain: The Oral Biography” and will be edited by longtime assistant and collaborator Laurie Woolever. According to food writer Paula Forbes on Twitter, the book will be “an authorized portrait of the writer, veteran chef and television traveler, built from the stories shared by those who knew him best.”
Woolever, who had collaborated with Bourdain since 2004, said in a statement, “I’m honored to now be working with his estate, and talking to the people who knew him best, in order to share the story of a life that influenced so many people, in so many ways, all across the globe.”
The biography will focus not only on Bourdain’s life as a television host and chef but also on his worldview and the wisdom he imparted about travel and cultural understanding. The book is just the latest in an outpouring of tributes.