Book Reviews of The Nasty Bits

The Nasty Bits
The Nasty Bits
Author: Anthony Bourdain
ISBN-13: 9781582344515
ISBN-10: 1582344515
Publication Date: 5/16/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
An excellent collection of essays. The back of the book has commentary on each of the essays - I wish I had known in advance; it would have been great to read the commentary as soon as I read each essay.
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Helpful Score: 7
Bourdain is brilliant, he's entertaining as Hell, but you'd better be a foody with an understanding of French to really enjoy this book. Though I am a little weirded out that when posting this book, the line of books shown as "Members who requested this book also requested", almost all appear to be romance novels.
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Helpful Score: 5
I'm not sure whether I like this guy or not. Either way, he tells a good story. I now appreciate chefs more than I did, and know that I am not one.
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Helpful Score: 5
I wasn't sure what to expect from Bourdain, considering the title, but was pleasantly suprised to find this book to be a collection of his writings, gleaned from magazine articles, etc. I always enjoy Bourdain's witty observations of the culinary world.
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting essays an everything from crime to creme brulees.
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Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely love Anthony Bourdain, and I waited over four months on the WL to get this book. The first page spoke of him going "seal hunting" and then proceeded to tell, in great detail, how he and this family sat around the animal and ate every part of it raw. "The Nasty Bits..."? Yeah. Good reading? Don't know. Couldn't finish the book because the image of my beloved Anthony clubbing a seal on a frozen beach was too much to get over.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book. First book that I've read by Bourdain. He's hilarious...
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Helpful Score: 2
Humorous look at life behind the kitchen door.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very entertaining compendium of Anthony Bourdain's articles and commentary.
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Helpful Score: 2
Book for foodies out there. A collection of writings by Anthony Bourdain, celeb chef
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Helpful Score: 2
I liked the stories in it, and have read it several times in small chunks. It's a great combination of short stories/essays.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book a lot! Anthony Bourdain has a great sense of humor (dry & sarcastic) even when he's being brutally honest.
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Helpful Score: 1
This chef is a great writer! Strange but true stories.
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I enjoy Mr. Bourdain's writing. Would recommend this book to others.
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Good variety and fun to read.
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Bourdain is brilliant! His writing is colorful, humor-filled and scrumptious!
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Well, the title is rather apropos. I found this book to be kind of rude and unpleasant, for the most part. I was looking for a book on food writing a la Ruth Reichl, and this book is nothing like that. I enjoyed 3 or 4 of the essays but the rest were so-so. The second essay in particular is so hateful that I almost put the book down without finishing it.
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I did not finish this book from Mr. Bourdain. It did not quite stand up to his other past works. Disappointed to say the least...
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Great read! Love Anthony's style.
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In the multiweek New York Times bestseller The Nasty Bits, bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether surviving a lethal hot pot in Chengdu, splurging on New Yorks priciest sushi, or singing the praises of Ecuadorian line cooks and Hells Kitchen dives, Bourdain is as provocative, engaging, and opinionated as ever. The Nasty Bits is an irresistible tasting menu of food writing at its outrageous bestserved up Bourdain style
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its not kitchen confidential lets put it that way - its a collection of not so sardonic essays that he wrote for other publications - they are not as funny or entertaining as kitchen confidential - if u love bourdain this is him on low heat - there is a collection of afterthoughts for each essay that you will find helpful to read the minute u are done with each essay - as they do tend to run on - all in all not impressed and i really looked foward to it as i had just completed kitchen confidential - be warned there is foul language and mature themes no different in that respect from his other works
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Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he returns to serve up a well-seasoned hell-broth of candid, outrageious stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, revealing what you didn't want to know about the more unglamorous aspects of making television, or callin gfor the head of raw-food activist Woody Harrelson, Bourdain is as entertaining as ever. Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction-and including new, never-before-published material-The Nasty Bits is a rude, funny, brutal, and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike.
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Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he returns to serve up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, revealing what you didn't want to know about the more unglamourous aspects of making television, or calling for the head of raw-food activist Woody Harreslson, Bourdain is as entertaining as ever. Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction-and including new, never before published material-The Nasty Bits is a rude, funny, brutal, and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike.