I think you get so much more out of this audiobook because the author is reading it and it is his life story.
Gordon, of course!
Just hearing Gordon tell his own story is the best part. You can hear genuine pain, amusement, or anger when he is recalling some of the stories.
There were some truly gut-wrenching moments and some moments that made me laugh incredibly hard.
Surprisingly, I think Herr Ramsay may have missed his calling as I found his memoirs unexpectedly refreshing and rather touching. The only 'gripe' I have is his ability to inject the 'F' word so frequently. However if you can manage to overlook this, it is quite a good story (as often the truth can be).
Possibly that of Jamie Oliver, although the only coincidental fact being that they are both Chefs. It gives the listener a very real insight into the authors life struggle in his earlier years, reminding us that he IS human after all.
I like the part where Gordon finally gets to stand his ground in the first kitchen.
Gordon earned my respect when I read about the interaction with his Father.
I can now better understand how he became the self possessed person he now appears to be on his TV Shows but would still like to ask him if two wrongs make a right?
I'm a lifelong foodie, with a love for gadgets, both for kitchen and technology in general.
Anyone whom has worked in our industry gets it. This is a greats story about an excellent Chef and troubles growing up, and discovering his true passion in life. Worth the read especially if you've been there.
I am a fan of all things Ramsay, so when I saw this book I had to get it. I was not disappointed. He tells his brave story of how he became the man he is today. The best part is when he said all the yelling is nothing like his personality, it is hard for me to think of him as quiet and calm! I couldn't give it 5 stars because I felt the end was too drawn out.
Not me. I had a bit of a hard time coping with Ramsay's accent,
Ramsay, of course.
Probably not. He speaks too fast and with an odd accent.
I thought he kept much of his personal life to himself and share with us, readers, mostly his failures and sucesses in his professional carreer. I don't know how much a man that works as mich as he does have of a personal life, but I bet there must be some!I bought the book because I wanted to know more of who he is rather than how he works.
If you have ever judge a person because of what you see, then choose to judge on what you hear. This book is really great because the camera is set aside and the real Gordon Ramsey and whom he is, is what is shown.
This was very good and I am a great fan of Ramsay, in fact I think he is the most talented chef in the world but this was far to short.
Come on Ramsay have another slice of pie and give us more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love his show and so, I really enjoyed listening to this book and hearing about how the great Ramsay grew up, got his start and became the man he is today, and that's one of the best chefs in the world.
Gordon has always impressed me in being real, yes he swears, but have you ever been to a kitchen that doesn't?
Gordon tells us his story in his own words and I appreciate that he did as it would have been weird listening to someone else tell his story. Once you've heard his story , you can come to understand why he has moved into his well deserved position. I hope he puts out something of like stories in the kitchen.
I am a big fan of Hells Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay but this book falls a little short for me. He is 40 plus years old and he can only produce a book 3 hours long? I enjoyed what content there was but felt like he must have left something out... just wanted more and thats the reason for 3 stars.