In the months preceding Anthony Bourdain's death in 2018, the late chef, writer, and professional globetrotter was hard at work on his latest book project, a memoir-style travel guide co-authored by his longtime friend and assistant Laurie Woolever.
Though the collection of "entertaining, practical, fun, and frank" advice, officially titled World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, was unfinished at the time of his death, Woolever -- along with friends, family, and colleagues -- finished the work. And soon, readers will get a posthumous look at Bourdain's favorite destinations and best lessons on "how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid," according to a press release from Ecco, the publisher.
The guide, which features an original Tony Millionaire sketch of Bourdain seated outside of a Parisian café, is set for release on October 13, 2020.
"This book will allow Tony’s fans and followers to continue to travel in his footsteps,” said Woolever in a statement. “It’s been my honor and pleasure to create a book that includes stories from his loved ones and colleagues. I was lucky to work closely with Tony for nearly a decade, and I’m so pleased to be able to share his reflections and insights about the world, as he saw it, in this guide."