Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain


By Charles Leerhsen SIMON & SCHUSTER. | $28.99 Why would a man with the best job in the world want to kill himself? Thousands of Anthony bourdain fans, shocked by the food and travel writer’s suicide on June 8, 2018, wondered what they had missed or misunderst­ood about their hero. Charles Leerhsen’s biography vividly portrays a restless man whose immense charm and talent built what appeared to be an enviable life but failed to satisfy his own emotional hunger. Leerhsen, a former Newsweek and

Sports Illustrate­d editor, has also written eyeopening biographie­s of Ty cobb and butch cassidy. ▸ Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief

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