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Take a bite of humble pie
on 2 October 2006
I read this book from cover to cover in an evening and an afternoon. Within the first few pages I was sucked into the life of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Not pleasant at times but I was hardly expecting this to be a soothing book for bed time.
All I have ever know of this man is what has been portrayed in the tabloids, glossy mags and on TV. A seemingly arrogant, mouthy, bully? Wrong, in Humble Pie we get a glimpse of the other side of Ramsay and how he got to where he is today through hard work and determination.
Well written and with touches of humour as well as the sadness, sweat and tears. I really enjoyed this book. Honestly written and nothing fancy to make it more amusing, he tells it as it is. From the dark days of childhood to the fascinating life he has built for himself on his own merits...the kid from the council estate on free school meals...
I won't say rush out and read this book because I know it won't be everyones cup of tea, what I will say is speaking for myself and in my view this is one book I will remember long after it's been put away on the bookshelf.