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Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, driven, stubborn. But this is his real story… In this fast-paced, bite-sized edition of his bestselling autobiography Ramsay tells the real story of how he became the world’s most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brother’s heroin addiction, his failed first career as a footballer, his fanatical pursuit of gastronomic perfection and his TV persona - all the things that have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about: • his tough childhood: his father’s alcoholism and violence and the effects on his relationships with his mother and siblings • his first career as a footballer: how the whole family moved to Scotland when he was signed by Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen, and how he coped when his career was over due to injury just three years later • his brother’s heroin addiction. • Gordon’s early career: learning his trade in Paris and London; how his career developed from there: his time in Paris under Albert Roux and his seven Michelin-starred restaurants. • kitchen life: Gordon spills the beans about life behind the kitchen door, and how a restaurant kitchen is run in Anthony Bourdain-style. • and how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family: his television career, the rapacious tabloids, and his own drive for success.

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4.2 / 5
September 30th, 2015
I looked forward to read this for a long time, but was very disappointed. I expected it to be a lot more insightful than it really was. The writing style was crude and crass, making it challenging to read. I felt that the use of curse words was completely unnecessary. It is one thing to have a television show, but quite another to use that type of language in a book. He agreed to do most of the television shows because of the money, which told me more about him than anything else I read in this book. Overall, I was disappointed in the quality of work. Just stick to writing cookbooks.
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Quick, Informative Read.
January 4th, 2015
Excellent quick read. All you need to know about Chef Ramsay in a quick but informative book. I would recommend this book to anyone in the industry.
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Ramsays humble pie
July 19th, 2014
Absolutely a fantastic read couldn't put it down, extraordinary journey and inspiring person. Just goes to show with focus and determination you can achieve your dreams regardless of background or culture, I loved this book and will read it again. Thank you Mr. Ramsay for sharing your journey with us. Health and prosperity for the future
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Humble pie
March 26th, 2014
Love how the book didnt put lengthy details yet at the same time would have been great if we have more details in each incident as it gets abit sketchy
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March 3rd, 2014
The best biography books are the ones written by the individuais themselves. Gordon nailed it! I admire his sincerity and quite big mouth.
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My god
October 28th, 2013
This book is a very amazing read. Getting an insight into where Gordon Ramsey came from. I 100% recommend this book to aspiring chefs or people who want to read about the journey to the top.
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