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Anthony Bourdain to Be Remembered in New Book, With Words From Eric Ripert, Barack Obama
Anthony Bourdain Remembered, set for a May 28 release date, was originally intended as a "keepsake" for his daughter, Ariane.
Somehow, it's already been nearly a year since Anthony Bourdain died by suicide in France. And in time to commemorate the milestone anniversary of that tragic day, a new book will honor the late chef and Parts Unknown host: Anthony Bourdain Remembered is set for a May 28 release, a date just over a week before the anniversary of his death on June 8.
The book will contain an array of photos and memories memorializing Bourdain. It will also include quotes from a roster of famous names with special connections to the chef — such as Barack Obama, who famously shared beers with him on a plastic stool in Vietnam, and dear friend Eric Ripert, who discovered his body during filming, plus Questlove, and the humanitarian chef José Andrés. Daniel Halpern, president and publisher of Ecco, told People that CNN originally created the book as a “keepsake” for Bourdain's daughter Ariane, and the estate later agreed to share the book publicly.
“Anthony Bourdain’s passing was a huge loss to us all and there isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t miss his singular presence,” Halpern told People. “Anthony Bourdain Remembered reminds me of the joy that he brought to everyone who knew him or watched him on-air as he moved in his particular way around the globe. It is the perfect memento for those of us who, through his shows, came to know the others who inhabit our planet — and an homage to the world’s most beloved traveler.”
Anthony Bourdain Remembered is available now for pre-sale now on Amazon, where it is already labeled as a "No. 1 bestseller."