Gordon Ramsay's Playing with Fire
The bestselling follow-up to Humble Pie, now in paperback. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, Gordon Ramsay never imagined he'd be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire. But he is and he did. Here's how.
"In the beginning there was nothing.
Not a sausage - penniless, broke, fucking nothing - and although, at a certain age, that didn't matter hugely, there came a time when hand-me-downs, cast-offs and football boots of odd sizes all pointed to a problem that seemed to have afflicted me, my mum, my sisters, Ronnie and the whole lot of us. It was as though we had been dealt the 'all-time dysfunctional' poker hand.
I wish I could say that, from this point on, the penny dropped and I decided to do something about it, but it wasn't like that. It would take years before the lessons of life, business and money began to click into place - before, as they say, I had a pot to piss in.
This is the story of how those lessons were learned."
This is Gordon Ramsay at his raw, rugged best. PLAYING WITH FIRE is the amazing story of Gordon's journey from sous-chef to superstar. In his no-holds-barred style, Gordon shares his passion for risk and adventure and his hard-won success secrets.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - reading_fox - LibraryThing
Gordon's second autobiography in the space of justa few years, and it shows that he's just in it for the money. On the otherhand throughout the book it's very clear that for the most part of his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rightantler - LibraryThing
This reads like Gordon dictated it to someone who then wrote it up. As a result, the book has a blinding pace, even if it jumps about a bit in places. Interesting update on the Ramsay story although I ... Read full review