Humble Pie [NOOK Book]

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Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story?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: his difficult childhood, his brother?s heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about:? his tough ...
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Humble Pie

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Overview

Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story…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: his difficult childhood, his brother’s heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about:• his tough childhood: his father’s alcoholism and violence and the effects on his relationships with his mother and siblings• his first career as a footballer: how the whole family moved to Scotland when he was signed by Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen, and how he coped when his career was over due to injury just three years later• his brother’s heroin addiction.• Gordon’s early career: learning his trade in Paris and London; how his career developed from there: his time in Paris under Albert Roux and his seven Michelin-starred restaurants.• kitchen life: Gordon spills the beans about life behind the kitchen door, and how a restaurant kitchen is run in Anthony Bourdain-style.• and how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family: his television career, the rapacious tabloids, and his own drive for success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007371136
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub, Abridged Quick Reads edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 48,509
  • File size: 402 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Ramsay has launched a string of internationally celebrated restaurants in London with ten Michelin stars between them, and has restaurants in Dubai, Tokyo, New York and Florida, with more planned.


The author of numerous bestselling cookery books and two autobiographies, Humble Pie and Playing with Fire, Gordon is one of the biggest television personalities in the UK with his hit shows, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and The F Word.


He was awarded an OBE in 2006.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    Great Read!

    Great read, however it was an abridged version which I wasn't aware of at purchase. Would have preferred full version

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Short but sweet

    You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger Ramsay fan, and naturally, I loved this book! It gave a real insight into his life and why he is the way he is. My only gripe is with the Nook, not the book, and that's the fact that it's an abridged version, and it didn't tell me that before I bought it. I suppose I should have suspected from the price and the words "special edition" on the cover. I would have bought the full version after I finished this one, but it doesn't seem to be available. Bummer.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Great Read

    This is a quick read book by Ramsey. It goes through he beginnings of wanting to be a chef through his experiences at learning from other chefs to finally he own places. It is well written and paced as not to bog you down with a lot of fluff or filler. A must read for all his fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    Very Interesting

    I love Gordon Ramsay and was surprised to see he had a book out. It was a fast read but very interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

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    Interesting but not riveting

    I liked this book-- it was exactly what I expected. Gives readers a bit of an insight about Gordon Ramsey and how he got to where he is today.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Deathkit

    What are u talkin about novastar?

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    highly recommended

    Written by a man that is very much direct in words and actions. Did not expect less in the the book...easy reading enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    A nice introduction to Gordon Ramsey's early years and rise to culinary greatness

    This book left me wanting more. This book is a nice easy read. I love Gordon and thought Humble Pie shared some pretty personal information, stuff that I didn't know. I'd like to purchase a more in depth biography based on my experience with this book. I also think I'm gonna try to use "bolox" and "gobsmacked" in my vocabulary more often!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Wanted more!

    I really enjoyed this. I had no idea that Gordon Ramsay came from such a volatile upbringing. It gave me a new appreciation for him and for all he's done and become. I just wish the story was longer and more in depth, I didn't expect it to be so short. Overall, however, I really enjoyed it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Gordon has paid his dues!

    Wonderfully written! Open and honest and has completely changed my opinion of Gordon Ramsey! He has more than paid his dues and is where he should be in the culinary world. To come from such a disfunctional family to where you are now I give you my utmost respect Mr. Ramsey!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Very good.

    If you enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares, then you will enjoy this book. A brief 62 pages gives real insight into the heart and mind of this man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Rosebud

    Read my mlp fanfic at regret.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    The Forest of Secrets Part III by RD

    Rainbow looked past Applejack into a small clearing. It was lined with bushes. In the middle was an apple tree. However, these were no ordinary apples. These were golden apples. A sign was hung on the trunk of the tree. Applejack started toward the tree slowly, transfixed by the apples, while Dash flew up to read the sign. She read it out loud. "'Eat at your own risk. Your true evil self will be revealed.' Are you sure this is safe?" "It's fine, Rainbow." Applejack placed her hind hooves on the tree. Dash watched as the apples fell into baskets surrounding the tree. AJ picked up an apple in her hoof. She opened her mouth to take a bite, when a cyan blue hoof blocked her treat. "Applejack, don't!" Rainbow half-begged, half-reasoned. "You don't know what could happen!" "Nothin' is goin' to happen!" Applejack pushed Rainbow's hoof away and took a bite of the apple before Dash could stop her again. Rainbow Dash looked scared as Applejack chewed and swallowed the apple. She looked at her now empty hoof. "Well, that was the best apple I've ever tasted!" Applejack exclamed. Rainbow didn't see anything wrong with AJ, so she thought it safe enough to let down her guard a little. "We should find somewhere to settle down," she said. "How 'bout there?" Applejack said, and pointed to a group of trees. The trees parted to reveal an old, broken barn. "Ok, I guess so," Rainbow said cautiously, and slowly followed AJ to the barn. As they walked in, Dash observed her new surroundings. There were hay bails everywhere. A giant hole engulfed half the ceiling, revealing an upstairs room. She shreaked at every spider that scurried past. A maggot-infested cow carcass lay in the middle of the floor. AJ sat on a hay bail. Blood and maggots oozed from from it, but she didn't seem to mind. Dash stepped carefully over to her. "Where should I sleep?" she asked cautiously. "Upstairs should be fine," Applejack answered. Rainbow flew upstairs and surveyed the room. It seemed cleaner than downstairs; no blood or spiders could be seen. She found a hay bail not infested with maggots, and settled down. Rainbow couldn't sleep that night. From the crunching sound of someone eating apples downstairs she knew that Applejack was awake. She rolled over and over, trying to get comfortable on the scratchy hay bail, but to no avail. After several minutes of tossing and turning, she finally sunk into a restless sleep. (Continued in next res.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Gooseberryfurs destiny part 3

    A long silence downed over the Clan. "Silkkit has killed Featherstar," mewed Wonderfulstar, "and will be abandoned. Who will come?" Smokefang stood. "I will come." Juniperpaw & Tundrakit agreed. The new deputy was Reptilefang. "I will come," Said Gooseberrykit. "Me too," said Violencekit. The Clan swarmed after Silkkit. After the afternoon all decided to rest. A amazing sight greeted thier eyes. "A waterfalll!" "And a twolegplace." "Alll cats underneath the Silverrock!" Silkkit had gathered above the waterfall. "Smokefang will be leader, and Yewbush will be deputy!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Harmony at Its Best~~ chapter 2

    Ocean awoke in a small cave woven from vines that bore white flowers. A silver tabby with the bluest of eyes blinked at her. "Shes alive! Shes alive!" Yowled the cat staring at her. A sleek wite cat padded up to her, his stormy green eyes calming. "Its about time she awoke. That stuff surely does work." He meowed. "She looks frigtened! The poor thing.." meed the silver tabby. 'Where am I?' She thought. Then she realized her hind leg felt frozen. She looked down at her leg, to find that it was covered in webs. She cocked her head to the side. "Oh thats for your leg. You survived, but sadly your leg didnt." He meowed softly. "Oh, and im Eagleflight. And this is Leafstorm." He said, flicking his tail to the white tom sitting next to him. "M-my name is Ocean." She croaked. "Hmm. Odd name for a cat. Ocean. Hmmm..." his eyes showed he was deep in thought. "Your leg will heal soon enough, small kit." Meowed Leafstorm. "For now i will tell you about this place. Well, are you from here?" "No," she replied. Leafstorm sat. "Well, im the medicine cat. You are in the medicne den, where i keep all my herbs and healing supplies." He meowed, and she suddenly smelled the mixed scents of different herbs. "And just outside my den is the clearing. Thats where cats share tongues, gather for meetings, and, well, other stuff." He purred. She heard the playful mewls of kits outside. "Then teres the nursery. Thats where youll be staying. Skydapple will take care of you until your an apprintice." He smiled. Suddenly a yowl came from the nursery. "Looks like ive got a rough houser on th loose. Kits, always playing too rough." He laughed, gathering cobwebs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    TAP HERE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    New chat room type in Taylor Swift and click on 3rd book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    To people who do not know what nook sex is

    It is where you use the review page to tyoe nasty stuff back and forth

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

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    Just talk about it and what you r doing

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    Posted May 8, 2013

    To below

    Thats what I wanna know

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