A new biography about the late chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has been causing controversy. Photo: HBO GO
A new biography about the late chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has been causing controversy. Photo: HBO GO

‘Hurtful and defamatory’: why Anthony Bourdain biography Down and Out in Paradise is making waves with those who knew him best

  • Down and Out in Paradise by Charles Leerhsen relies on many confidential sources, and quotes people who would not confirm they spoke to him on the record
  • Leerhsen goes into if messages from Bourdain’s girlfriend triggered the chef’s suicide, and examines his drug use from childhood to throughout his career

A new biography about the late chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has been causing controversy. Photo: HBO GO
A new biography about the late chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has been causing controversy. Photo: HBO GO
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