Patton Oswalt Shares A Hilariously Savage Email From Anthony Bourdain About His Trip To Paris
Published in Jun 2018 / Updated in Aug 2021
When Anthony Bourdain passed away, people worldwide were in shock. His life was so intriguing that people who met him, or who truly knew him, will continue to share stories for many years to come.
Patton Oswalt shared a hilariously savage email that Bourdain sent him. It includes all the places the standup comedian and actor and his wife wanted to visit and Bourdain’s vision of Paris, which is rather impressive.
Tributes were pouring from all over the world
Bourdain’s friends were musicians, politicians, and ordinary people like you and me. He will remain known as a witty, intelligent, and honest man who simply had enough.
Barack Obama tweeted:
His ex-girlfriend Paula Froelich chose to remind people about the reality of living with depression:
“It’s lonely, it magnifies everything into something awful, and you don’t know when or if this cycle will end… so it’s also terrifying. And embarrassing. And humiliating – because there’s something wrong with you.”
Asia Argento, who was Tony’s girlfriend during the past couple of years of his life, stated:
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector.
“I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with this family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”
Finally, the BBC’s statement was extraordinarily filled with emotions, giving us all a sense that we lost someone close.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink, and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us, and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Meredith Salenger and Oswalt honeymooned in Paris. Their friends wanted the couple the get the best of the city of lights, so they made them a list of the best places to visit.
Bourdain knew Paris, almost as good as NYC, so when Oswalt saw the list, he had to share it with his buddy, famed chef.
Instead of getting actual, useful responses, Bourdain was savage. He was brutally honest, and to this day, this is one of the cutest stories about the famed chef. Toni wanted his friend and his new bride to experience the city, not just fancy places.
Twitter users loved it, as one commented:
“So I just read this, and I totally heard it in Bourdain’s voice. And he’s right, my favorite way to enjoy Paris is to just go…..and go…..and do. Thank you for sharing!”
“Typical Anthony Bourdain, direct in profane honest way right spots to visit in Paris. We viewers will miss him as he was able to cross boundaries of culture, people in a seamless, effortless, endearing manner and reach out to humanity in all of us. Will Miss!!!”
The world will never have another sharp-minded, sincere, and amusing chef, who was also a writer, music lover, traveler, and overall a wholesome person. Rest in peace, Tony!!