Humble Pie

Humble Pie

By Gordon Ramsay

  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 0.52 MB
Score: 4.0
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Humble Pie 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.


‘Gordon Ramsay’s Humble Pie – so exuberantly angry boastful, cliche-ridden, expletive-laden and touchingly sincere that I can’t believe that a single sentence has been written by anyone but the failed footballer, great cook, telly star and businessman himself. He’s the genuine bollocks, as he’s so fond of saying, and this is the tale of his personal class struggle.’ – The Observer

'Inspirational stuff.' Heat

‘A mesmerising tale. It reads like a conversation and exudes personality. Ramsay finds it hard to dodge the f-word, but despite the defensiveness that comes accross, the book is an inspiration.’ Irish Examiner

About the author

Gordon Ramsay's radical career change at 17 years old led him to London and to huge success as chef, restaurant-empire-builder and celebrity. Gordon has published nine bestselling recipe books and has starred in the hugely successful television series': the Bafta award-winning Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and The F Word. In 2006 he was appointed OBE and saw the launch of his New York restaurant.


  • Not bad...

    By Nitesh Pankhania
    Not a bad book, although wasn't aware it was a quick read book. Not sure how long the regular book is? Also, a shame that there are so many pages towards the end of the book that are empty or with useless 'sales' info. Shortens an already short book...
  • Short

    By Asha2323
    A little short. Go for Playing With Fire instead.
  • Well written. Ace!

    By TheGodf4ther
    Really straight to the point and as if I were speaking with Gordon himself. Wonderful!
  • Ramsey

    By Gerryman62
    Could be longer read for the money
  • Good read, although too short.

    By Music Whizz
    Enjoyed this insight into the background of Gordon Ramsay. I must say that, despite the low price, I wasn't expecting it to be all over quite so quickly.
  • Gordon Ramsey

    By LWG2606
    Great book
  • Humble pie - Gorden Ramsey

    By Purpleiphone
    Good read, very interesting on how his childhood was like and how he got to where he is now, very inspiring man.
  • A great iBook to start with : )

    By Rhys mood
    So much I didn't know about sir Ramsey
  • Good read

    By Samba24071985
    This book gives a delightful insight to the humble beginnings that Gordon Ramsey had and how he has been shaped to become the person he is today. Well worth reading x