Laurie Woolever is a writer and editor, and spent nearly a decade assisting Anthony Bourdain, with whom she coauthored the cookbook Appetites in 2016. She's written about food and travel for the New York Times, GQ, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Dissent, Roads & Kingdoms, and others, and has worked as an editor at Art Culinaire and Wine Spectator.
"Woolever herself stays at arms length, to powerful effect, giving
her cast of characters room to air their Bourdain grievances, both
petty and life-altering, and unroots some rather profound
profound--about the man."--Esquire.com
"Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography is a tribute to how [Anthony Bourdain] and his legacy live on."--The Week
"A fascinating account...Bourdain's fans will find it impossible to put down."--Booklist
An unfiltered study of Bourdain's life, as seen by the people closest to him. . . . Woolever compiles the perspectives of Bourdain's friends and family about the way [his] professional experiences impacted him, including during his tumultuous final year. . . . Any Anthony Bourdain fan, of which there are many, will enjoy this thoughtful tribute to an impactful cultural figure.--Library Journal