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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Biography of the Year, 2007.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

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. He also discusses his difficult childhood, his brother's heroin addiction, and his failed first career as a footballer.

©2006 Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, London, UK

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Inspirational

Loved hearing it be read from Gordon Ramsay himself had more inpact and felt touched by his story.
Thank you for sharing your incredible life story.
I will definitely make a point of sharing your book in order to help others grow.

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I never knew...

Wow... I never knew Gordan had a fucked up life growing up...
But I'm glad he's still here.

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Really liked it.

An interesting an intense journey, well read by the man himself. It was great to get a snapshot into Ramsay's career but also the industry in general.

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value for money??

only three chapters mean it's not good values for money however I loved hearing Gordorns story from Gordon

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Great book

Loved this book and with Gordon reading it
And great to hear his side of life and it’s not all beer and skittles that he has done it tough great book thank you Gordon

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Gordon Ramsay is the man, gave it his all.

gordon ramsay is the man, gave it his all through out his life an inspiration to me.

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  • Tiffini
  • 16-04-2010

Do wish it was unabridged though. . .

I am a massive Ramsay fan. He has such a passion, intensity and energy for his work it is incredibly inspiring. His story was so genuine and heartfelt and I absolutely loved it.
Also, not always the case when an author narrates their own story - I found his narration to be superb.

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  • Wes
  • 31-01-2013

Humble Ramsay

A candid look into the early years of Gordon Ramsay. This was a great listen narrated by the author. Fingers are crossed for an Unabridged version.

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  • Charlotte
  • 16-03-2012

Gordon Ramsay Revealed

What did you love best about Humble Pie?

Gordon Ramsay is so much more than his over-bearing, sometimes caustic personality. Listening to his story gave an understanding of why he is so driven and holds such high expectations. It also shows that he has just as big a heart as his personality.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Humble Pie?

He lets us in to so much of his early personal life. His issues with his dad and how that shaped who he became spoke to me.

What does Gordon Ramsay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is so kind of a person and that doesn't always come through when you watch his shows. Also, that he is such a strong person who has overcome adversity to come out on top.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was lucky enough to be on a road trip and could listen to it in one sitting. I didn't stop as often as I normally would because I wanted to finish it.

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  • Akita
  • 07-04-2007

Hell's Kitchen!

If you respect one of the world's top chefs, you will enjoy Gordon's autobiographical account of his rise to stardom. Funny yet touching.

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  • Tegridy Farms
  • 24-04-2019

It's RAW!

The only complaint is that it ended and left me craving more. Incredible man, sincerely.

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  • Jeff Harris
  • 07-08-2012

Interesting Insight but Not a Tell All Biography

Would you consider the audio edition of Humble Pie to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version but I would immediately answer yes. Gordon has such a unique way of delivering his thoughts that having him narrate his own book is what truly makes it entertaining and worth listening to. As with many, I enjoy when an author narrates their own book and this is no different. It felt like I was being told stories instead of reading a book about someone's life. I would have preferred to hear the unabridged version but it was still enjoyable. Some of his stories went into great detail while others just touched the surface: this was not a tell all autobiography as many would desire but it does give some background into Gordon Ramsay's life that otherwise would have been unknown to me. Being such a big fan of him, I was happy to get to know a little more about the real person he is.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed hearing about Gordon's childhood. In his most formative years he had to deal with issues that are not easy and often lead to people taking a very dark path in life, as was the case with his brother. To hear about how this helped fuel his passion gave a little insight into what makes him tick.

What about Gordon Ramsay’s performance did you like?

Gordon's performance was great and I think made the book enjoyable. Any other narrator would not have done it justice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Restaurant King

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  • Jake
  • 24-10-2007

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed listening about the life of Gordon Ramsay told by Gordon Ramsay. I did not like that it was abridged... I want more detail.

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  • Justin
  • 21-02-2019

fantastic

Gordon Ramseys story is very inspiring and shows you what true hard work can get you.

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  • Mike S.
  • 23-11-2020

Genuine and human

A genuine and heartfelt depiction of Ramsay’s difficult past, the formation of his core values, and how these values shape his impressive life and work to this day. In this biography, we get a look at the man behind the publicity, dispelling rumors and casting a candid light onto what can be called no less than a triumphant spirit. An inspiring read.

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  • Lucas Samples
  • 29-10-2020

Fantastic

This book is very well written and makes me feel that I have more in common with my girlfriends celebrity crush. Very well done.

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  • Sonia
  • 19-11-2006

Humble Pie - Wow!

This was my first choice on Audible. I thought it may be interesting and give an insight into a well known man. I was very surprised by the book. It is extremely well written and Gordon narrates well, there are moments when you can hear the emotion in his voice.

This book has given me a very different view of Gordon Ramsay. I actually thought he was loud, rude and insensitive. I was very wrong. This book not only details his childhood and his career, it gives a real feel for what makes him tick and how he has become the man he is.

I would thoroughly recommend it. I listened to it in one session and played it again later.

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  • Jim
  • 16-07-2007

Eat It

Told in the familiar tones of the Ramsey we all know, I found myself looking forward to listening to this on the commute to and from work. It gives a good insight into Ramsey's difficult upbringing, his 'near miss' of playing with Rangers, his early career and the fishbowl that is the London restaurant scene. I felt he was pretty honest about his influences, good and bad, his lucky breaks and his dedication to perfection that drives himself almost to distraction. In the end, you come away thinking that for all the money and fame, he's chosen a life that's never going to be an easy ride.

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  • Joan
  • 05-04-2007

Yes, chef, I like it.

This is a great story, brilliantly well told and narrated by Gordon himself. His breathy, chatty style is just right for the content. The first f...... h... comes as a bit of a shock (I kept expecting him to be bleeped!) but it is no holds barred as he describes his tough childhood and rise to the top. Skulduggery and backstabbing in the kitchen and his views on other chefs provide laughs, but his total passion for food, and, indeed, life comes over clearly. Humble he ain't, but obviously very proud of what he has achieved, and quite right too. Very inspiring.

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  • Dan Dan
  • 11-12-2013

Fantastic, shame it's abridged!

I'm a big Ramsay fan and really enjoyed hearing his story. Seriously inspiring guy, just shows life is really all about hard work. I just wish they'd have made an unabridged version, however as the book illustrates, he's a busy man!

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  • Jowales
  • 27-03-2021

excellent book made better by Gordon reading it

really interesting, couldn't wait to listen to it
loved Gordon Reading made the book better

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  • Nicola mcmaster
  • 14-03-2021

Huge fan of Gordon!

Great book just wish it was longer! his voice sucks you in and you get lost in the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2021

Great listen

Great book,listened to when on my lockdown walk, even if you don't want to be a chef, Ramsay s passion to succeed inspires you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-01-2021

Very entertaining

Loved it. Ramsay comes across as very honest, he speaks his mind, as we know, and here he puts you under his spell talking about his life story at 90 miles an hour. I was left feeling that though he is a hard man, he's very much a product of his environment, especially his vicious father, who he is ultimately different from.

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  • Amy Armstead
  • 13-01-2021

Fabulous Book

I learnt so much about Gordon Ramsay and his cooking career! I love the fact that Gordon has read the book too as it makes it that much more interesting to listen to.

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  • Will J
  • 08-01-2021

Hear about the man we all know, but don't...

Having just finished Marco White's book, this makes a great follow up as they talk a lot about each other in both. Gordon Ramsay has had an upbringing that anyone would find tough yet created an incredible empire. I hope he does a follow up soon as it would be great to hear more especially with his recent adventures with Gino and Fred! Only slight issue is the sound quality is poor at times (loud then soft) which is a shame as hearing Gordon read is one of the treats here. Loved this and was surprised to hear the numbers talked around salary and pay, I'm definitely in the wrong industry 👍

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