16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Clear story, good anecdotes, but not enough soul!,
This review is from: Humble Pie (Hardcover)
I had finished the book within 24 hours. Admittedly, I'd been dying to read it, and enjoyed it far, far more than the Neil Simpson "Gordon Ramsay: The Biography", which really was lowest common denominator rubbish. I felt that Ramsay showed a bit of what he has gone through to get where he is today, but considering it is supposed to be his own (as opposed to Simpson's, gleaned, as far as I could tell, from appearances on television and newspaper articles, without, what seemed to me,a single interview with the man himself) account of his life so far, I felt it was missing quite a bit of soul - he definitely affords more time to his cookery, and hey, who can blame him?! That's where his talents really lie.
Don't get me wrong - this is a good, readable biography, but I think Ramsay's supreme PR machine girls have had a lot more to do with it than perhaps any other editors. A collectable book for the die-hard Gordon fan (it takes one to know one), but I can't help but hope he writes another one in the future.