5 thoughts on “The Genius that was Anthony Bourdain: A Retrospective

  • October 5, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I miss him so that I still Google him every day, which led me to you. I love him more than some of my own family members, and always will.
    I also pray for the loved ones he left behind…except Asia.
    Nice piece.

  • October 9, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Thanks for the beautifully written reminder to binge on Anthony Bourdain – again, again. He left a huge void too soon. His voice quietens my own beasts while he introduces me to interesting people and so many places in our tiny world. It is almost as if he were alive -again. It is good to know for sure that I am not the only one. There has to be thousands of us!

  • October 10, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I’ve never seen his show. Don’t even know what it’s called. His suicide was no more than a blip in light of the other 122 who took their lives that day.
    Sounds like a raging alcoholic. When I was in the throes of alcoholism I tried to take my life. Many do. Even if nothing is obviously wrong on the outside, the demons inside would not release me. He’s just another poor soul who died too soon. Happens a lot.
    I will never forget my good friends suicide. He was a god to me. I still wonder how life would have been different had he stayed. That was 39 years ago.
    The confusion over both these men’s suicides will never leave. There will be no true understanding. All I know is that the torment they felt, for whatever reason is over. That’s enough .

  • October 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm


    • November 26, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      I miss him so much, too! Thanks for your article. I just watched the episode where he was in Argentina talking with a therapist. He said he had a recurring dream where he was in a sinister hotel, and just couldn’t find his way out. He was tired of traveling, and lonely. He was such a fine human being, who fought a tough fight against addictions.


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