Humble Pie

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2006 - Abusive men - 299 pages
This is Gordon Ramsay's autobiography - the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world's most famous and infamous chef, how he became 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; 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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User Review  - Ceiteag - LibraryThing

Well, it certainly reads like Ramsey wrote it himself. There was no ghostwriter. This is a very very short book, but interesting if you want to know more about his life up to now. Read full review

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User Review  - FireandIce - LibraryThing

After reading this autobiography, I feel like I have a much better sense of what drives Gordon Ramsay in his relentless pursuit of excellence and I have even more respect for him that I did before. Read full review

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