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How ‘Roadrunner’ Gives a Glimpse into Anthony Bourdain’s Mental Health Challenges

Yesterday, I finally saw the much-anticipated new documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” and I’m still recovering from it. I laughed… I cried… I cried some more. I hate crying — especially in public — but I couldn’t help it. So many feelings came rushing at me, it was almost overwhelming. As odd as it may sound coming from a petite cisgender female with a pixie cut who has a “Peter Pan meets Tinkerbell” kinda vibe, I saw myself in Anthony Bourdain. In his lanky, cocky, tattooed person existed a tender, curious, creative heart that spoke volumes to me.

The enigma that is Anthony Bourdain first came on my radar in the early 2000s as a graduate student at UNLV. I was pursuing a master’s degree in cultural anthropology with an

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