on Anthony’s Bourdain’s suicide…

Anthony Bourdain was a well-known chef, author, traveler and host of TV documentaries and shows that explored international cuisine and culture, always with a pinch of humanity.


He was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging on June 8 in his hotel room in France, where he was filming an episode of Parts Unknown.

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N. Vincent (2006) Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man – Part II

This is the second part to a previous entry that can be found here. Please read it first before continuing in this part.

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R. McCammon (2015) Work Well with Others

Ross McCammon (2015) Works Well With Others

The title and cover of the book caught my eye for their humour, and the subtitle seemed relevant to me: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No one Ever Teaches You. The key word being “outsider”. In the “corporate” world where I work, I have managed to make my way up a few steps on the ladder, but the feeling of being an outsider has never really left me. So I thought I would take a look in this book and see whether there was anything in it for me.

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J. Gamble (2011) The Siesta and the Midnight Sun

Jessa Gamble (2011) The Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time

The title of this book grabbed my attention as the experience of time by everything in nature is something that I have thought about often, and was excited to see a book dedicated to the topic. Unfortunately, it did not deliver as I thought it would.

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M. Wolff, 2018. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Fire and Fury is a book that was released in January 2018, and that caused an immediate stir. The few excerpts that were shared before the publication already announced the unflattering image that would be drawn by the book of Donald Trump, his immediate family and his close associates, as he began his presidency of the United States. I finally got my hand on a copy a few weeks ago.

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