Having just finished Kitchen Confidential and now halfway through Medium Raw, I am late to the party in admiration of Anthony Bourdain. I am not a foodie of any sort, living on pasta and chicken and having a total aversion to restaurants. Bourdain was much more than a celebrity chef. He was an amazing storyteller and gifted writer with an uncanny ear for his surroundings. He traveled the world in search of good food and everyday people. His cynical world view matches my own. Through interviews with people he worked with and family, including two ex-wife, we feel the quiet desperation which fueled an inner restlessness which we all feel at times in our lives. I cannot praise this film highly enough. It is, so far, the best movie if the year.