Over the weekend, Alinea chef Grant Achatz tweeted “We finally finished it” with a link that led to a page on Amazon revealing the cover for his long-in-the-works autobiography, which he co-wrote with business partner Nick Kokonas.
The book, Life, on the Line: A Chef’s Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining the Way We Eat, is set for release on March 3, 2011. It will recount Achatz’s rise to becoming one of the world’s most celebrated and creative chefs, while grappling with with stage-4 tongue cancer—and beating it. We talked to Achatz back in May about the project and he said it’s one of the hardest things he’s ever worked on.
You can pre-order the book now for $18.15 (normally $27.50), forget about it and be pretty stoked when that package shows up next March.