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New Bourdain Book


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https://people.com/food/anthony-bourdain-asia-argento-last-texts-down-and-out-in-paradise-excerpt/
 

I get that People isn’t exactly the best media reference but the same things have shown up on other media outlets. 
 

Asia Argento, a middle aged woman’s response to this is a disgusting Instagram post. It’s on various websites. 
 

I'm torn about reading this book, the quotes form the book in this article were hard for me to digest. 
 

Personally, I find it distasteful and disrespectful to mock the words of anyone who suffered to the point of suicide. 
 

I am unsure if I will read the book because it is I’ll be a hard read, given the article. 

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23 minutes ago, MetsFan5 said:

Extremely sad. And to be honest a bit disappointing. 
 

  I think all of this becoming public is a shame. He has a young daughter. 

Not surprising given his desire to be a public figure and adored by many.

 

Sadly, humanity never ceases to disappoint.  There is such a lack of empathy for others.  Far too much narcissism abound.  This Asia tool sounds like a real gem...

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It’s actually all horrific when you think about it. The author was given access to his phone and computer and is making all that private information public. 
 

  I told my best friend to “throw everything out and hire people to do it” should I die suddenly. No one should have access to anyones private thoughts. 

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6 hours ago, TicTac said:

Not surprising given his desire to be a public figure and adored by many.

 

Sadly, humanity never ceases to disappoint.  There is such a lack of empathy for others.  Far too much narcissism abound.  This Asia tool sounds like a real gem...

I'm not sure if he ever wanted to be a public figure.  Maybe a notable person, sure.  But not the subject of a People magazine article (especially about his death).

But as I was trying to make sense of his demise, Asia Argento kept making herself more seem more involved, whether it was preemptive denials, or deflection, or pleas for privacy.

I really don't like her.

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Another NY Time review.  (should be unlocked link) 

 

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I’d have loved it if I were 17. The author goes all in on Bourdain’s angst, his instinctive distrust of authority, his hero-worship of talented outsiders like Hunter S. Thompson and Iggy Pop and William S. Burroughs.

The older me, the one who prefers wine to fizz, wishes Leerhsen had more to say about things like: a) the elite and vernacular food worlds pre- and post-Bourdain; b) how Bourdain walked a moral tightrope across the conventions of travel writing and reporting, no mean feat for a wealthy white man in skinny jeans; and c) the sense that he was at the vanguard, more so than even the most scrutinized actors, of a new type of American masculinity. Here was an outdoor, rather than an indoor, cat.

You can’t have everything. Leerhsen sacrifices weight for speed.

 

 

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On 9/30/2022 at 6:48 AM, gfweb said:

It seems horrible. As does this Argento person.

I'm staying far from it.

 

On 9/30/2022 at 2:57 PM, MetsFan5 said:
 

  I think all of this becoming public is a shame. He has a young daughter. 


I’m sure it will make a ton of money.   I’m surprised both his ex-wives contributed to it.   They must have been very angry with him.   That his daughter will get to read about his hiring prostitutes and taking HGH and Viagra to date a woman who sounds like a terrible human being is just awful.

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Wait his wife contributed? I didn’t know that. They were still married but separated when he died. 
 

  Maybe his wife wanted to give her truth? All the information about HGH and prostitutes doesn’t sit well with me. 
 

  Apparently HGH is a thing with men who can’t accept aging. I dated a guy who tried to spin it as being healthy. I was like um, I’m a huge baseball fan, I know what HGH is and that’s fucked up. 

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9 minutes ago, gfweb said:

This whole thing gets sadder at every turn. 


Agreed. Like leave the man his dignity, he’s passed away. I think anyone would hate this type of personal information brought forward. Have some respect. 

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5 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:


Agreed. Like leave the man his dignity, he’s passed away. I think anyone would hate this type of personal information brought forward. Have some respect. 

 

Well, I for one wouldn't have heard of this book or paid it any attention if you hadn't raised it here. Have some respect. Ignore it. In our celebrity-obsessed culture someone's always going to try to cash in. Don't encourage them.

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14 hours ago, Dr. Teeth said:

 


I’m sure it will make a ton of money.   I’m surprised both his ex-wives contributed to it.   They must have been very angry with him.   That his daughter will get to read about his hiring prostitutes and taking HGH and Viagra to date a woman who sounds like a terrible human being is just awful.

Bravo to Eric Ripert for his response when questioned, "I can't talk about it".

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