Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay

Humble Pie

By Gordon Ramsay

  • Release Date: 2008-03-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3.5
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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.


‘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 b******s, 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.


  • Humble Pie

    By Fixw
    A fun bubble gum read, that will help you get a better understanding of chef Ramsey. Entertaining !
  • It's only a third of the book?

    By Matt_Sayers
    Where does it say that this is condensed?
  • Well Done!

    By Calvin T.O.
    I am not a huge Gordon Ramsey fan but I found I read through this quickly, not only because it was short, but because I enjoyed the entire book. Being in the hospitality industry, I found Ramsey to be both inspirational and motivational with the occasional surprising nugget of wisdom. Well worth the read, especially for $2.99.
  • Easy read

    By Dayla B
    Very interesting, a great quick read. I enjoyed learning more about one of my favorite chefs.
  • Interesting

    By Kaenat
    This is a really quick read. It's nice to read a true story of hard work paying off in the end!