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Gordon Ramsay says in his book that the worst thing a chef can do in a kitchen is lie. Well, he seems to practise the same philosophy in his writing too. This is an amazing rags to riches story but what's more remarkable is the honest, no holds barred writing. Ramsay walks his talk and how! Amazing book.
I have 4**** as this book is interesting and honest. I could barely put the book down. Gordon Ramsay explains his hard knocks upbringing, highlights his lack of school education and how he has a determination of inner steel, to continue with the really harsh knock backs. Humble Pie left me realising I knew nothing of Gordon Ramsay, despite seeing most of the t.v. programmes where he is the protagonist. He isn't a bully because he's been bullied, at times, ruthlessly. He recognises laziness and liars, yet encouraged the higher ratio of raw or eager to learn talent. I withheld the 5th * based on the final chapter, it gives the impression of boasting "Look what I've achieved!" Although, after his shocking childhood & teens, there's no doubt the boy done good, and he's looking for acknowledgment. I highly recommend this book and I'll be looking for more of his books to read.
Gordon Ramsay is a chef I admire immensely; what you see is what you get. This book is just typical of his life style; from his humble and harsh upbringing through to his current day activities. A man of such drive and determination, in my opinion, not only is he an inspiration to all would-be budding chefs throughout the world, but, also an icon of rags to riches and what can be achieved if you want it badly enough!
This is a quick read book, I bought it by mistake as I wanted the full version (didn't realise it was a quick read book!), it took me around 1 hour to read.
Unfortunately because it is a quick read a lot has been taken out and as such it jumps very quickly from one place in his life to another. It still got interesting parts of his life/story. I would say it is a good sample of the full book and will give you an idea if you will like the full version.
Is the first book I guess coz starts saying about himself which changed completely my opinion about him just seeing it on TV. I'm happy these people had succeeded . Is nice to read. Now made me more curious about him
Warning! this book is not the full book, it is only a 96 page abridged version, that doesn't mean it's not goo though! I bought it thinking it was the full book, I enjoyed it but wanted a more in depth view so I bought the full book. I wish I had known in the first place.