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Ames Free Library Book Club - World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain

“Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.” - Amazon.com

Available to download as an eBook and audiobook through OverDrive!

 

The Ames Free Library Book Club meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. This month only we will be meeting in the Fireplace Room at the Main Library. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "AFL Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.

Event Location: 
Main Library, Fireplace Room