15+ books Anthony Bourdain published throughout his life

It has been reported that Anthony Bourdain has written over 55 books throughout his career. The CNN TV personality, author, and culinary genius has not only explored the art of foods but the art of literature as well. Karen Berger, the women responsible for editing Bourdain's comics, recently told Vulture that before he wanted to be a chef, he was interested in authoring graphic novels.

"He wanted to be a comic artist. That’s what he wanted to do. On our panel at New York, he was like, 'Comics are my first love.' He was so happy to be writing comics. He always had a bristle at that the celebrity chef stuff. He wanted to be known as a writer as long as I knew him. He was a writer, first and foremost."

In 2012, Anthony Bourdain published his first comic called "Get Jiro!" about animated L.A criminal master chefs and went on to publish a few more of the same series in 2015. From his obvious array of cookbooks to under-the-radar-comics, scroll through the gallery below for Bourdain's best-selling books.

The beloved celebrity chef sadly took his own life at the age of at the age of 61 on June 8, 2018. If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).