'Down and Out in Paradise' by author Charles Leerhsen is a damn good book about the late Anthony Bourdain. Some may have already read Tom Vitale's book on the same topic last year, but Vitale was a younger employee of Bourdain's during his CNN heyday. His was a close-up and deeply personal first-time author's approach.
This new book by Leerhsen is different and covers cradle to grave. Professionally written by a veteran journalist who did not know Bourdain. Full of fascinating detail largely unknown by the public.
The inset page immediately prior to the Table of Contents shows a profoundly unusual item: the final text exchange between Bourdain and Argento, apparently from the night he died.
I am done. The end