Best American Travel Writing 2008

ISBN-10: 0618858644
ISBN-13: 9780618858644
Edition: 2008
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Description: Anthony Bourdain, best-selling writer, chef, television host, and traveler, edits this year'39;s collection of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Easy to read and hard to put down, these essays capture with fine detail the extraordinary  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.10" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Anthony Bourdain, best-selling writer, chef, television host, and traveler, edits this year'39;s collection of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Easy to read and hard to put down, these essays capture with fine detail the extraordinary wonder of travel" (Chicago Sun Times). Contributors include Bill Buford, David Sedaris, Gary Shteyngart, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin, Catherine Watson, and others.

Jason Wilson is emeritus professor of Latin American literature at the University College London. He is the author of Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics, An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation, and Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion.  

Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at brasserie Les Halles in New York. After two years at Vassar College, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He has since spent more than two decades working in professional kitchens. His memoir "Kitchen Confidential" (2001) was expanded from an article he'd written for "The New Yorker" magazine about life behind the scenes in restaurant kitchens. The book described life in those kitchens in even more lurid detail, and it became a surprise international bestseller. In late 2000, Bourdain set out to travel his way across the globe, looking for, as he puts it, "kicks, thrills, epiphanies" and the "perfect meal." The book, and its companion Food Network series "A Cook's Tour," chronicle his adventures and misadventures on that voyage. Bourdain is also the author of two satirical thrillers, "Bone In The Throat" and "Gone Bamboo", as well as the "Urban Historical, Typhoid Mary."

Foreword
Introduction
Extreme Chocolate
Phnom Penh Now
Chasing Ghosts
The Border
Brighton Beach Memoir
African Promise
Hope and Squalor at Chungking Mansion
Dark Passage
Wheels of Fortune
Georgia in the Time of Misha
Next Stop, Squalor
Mr. Tingler
The River Is a Road
The Train to Tibet
The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World
Kabul Nights
Journey into Night
To Russia for Love
Looking for Mammon in the Muslim World
Have Book, Will Travel
The Woman in the Kuffiya
While the King Sleeps
The Golden Man
Three Chopsticks
Where the Roads Diverged
Contributors' Notes
Notable Travel Writing of 2007

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