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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding where Gordon Ramsay came from makes it easier to understand his amazing uncompromising determination to strive for the best and his addiction to work. It was interesting to find that while Gordon's adaption to his father's abuse saw him rise to the top, his brother sank into the depths of heroin addiction. Gordon has managed to tell his story without undue sentimentality or too much bravado. Can't wait to see what he achieves in the next 20 years.
As a foodie and someone who thoroughly enjoyed the autobiographies of Julia Child and Jacque Pepin, this one was mediocre. I love Gordon Ramsey's BBC and American shows and really wanted to find out more about him and what made him one of the top chefs and restaurteurs today. It was ok and I'll bet he'll have a much more fascinating autobigraphy when he is at the age that Julia and Jaques had theirs publishd. This is annabridged version and I like the details so that may also be why I felt like it was okay. (unabridged was not available on Audible).