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30 review for Gordon Ramsay: The Biography

  1. 4 out of 5

    Elisha (lishie)

    I enjoyed reading this book because I also enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay. I loved hearing some little bits of information about him and his restaurants and also learning about his troubled childhood and how he overcame it but does not blame it. I was interested in learning about his short soccer career before becoming a chef. The only thing about the book that bugged me was the biographer seemed to make excuses for every single thing Ramsay did. I would have rather had things just stated at point I enjoyed reading this book because I also enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay. I loved hearing some little bits of information about him and his restaurants and also learning about his troubled childhood and how he overcame it but does not blame it. I was interested in learning about his short soccer career before becoming a chef. The only thing about the book that bugged me was the biographer seemed to make excuses for every single thing Ramsay did. I would have rather had things just stated at points rather than commented upon. I can make up my own mind whether the man is sexist or if he is just doing it to stir up people, etc. All in all a good, quick read and I still like the Pompous chef. He is still my current BF ;). DH likes him too (on tv.)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    You'll never look at him the same. He is an inspiration

  3. 5 out of 5

    Malvin

    A great introduction to the life of the highly energetic and passionate, foul-mouthed celebrity chef who never ceases to be brutally honest. While it covers a fair bit about his upbringing and his relationships with friends and family, it also contains a decent share of the "irrelevant" content presented in his TV shows as opposed to content about Gordon. One may feel that it lacked balance as Gordon is being portrayed positively as a perfectionist with a lot of emphasis on his achievements with A great introduction to the life of the highly energetic and passionate, foul-mouthed celebrity chef who never ceases to be brutally honest. While it covers a fair bit about his upbringing and his relationships with friends and family, it also contains a decent share of the "irrelevant" content presented in his TV shows as opposed to content about Gordon. One may feel that it lacked balance as Gordon is being portrayed positively as a perfectionist with a lot of emphasis on his achievements with limited insight into the negative side of Gordon. His obsession to be on TV certainly makes ones wonder if he's only keen on being judged by his food.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    I love to watch Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares. He screams and yells a lot but when he stops to care, he really puts his all into it. Or so it seems after all the editing. This isn't an 'authorized' autobiography. All the information could be found with an easy google search. Since I'm lazy, I read the book instead. I learned stuff I didn't know about the man, but it seemed like the book focused on a lot of the scandals. It felt like a literary version of the E!Hollywood Stories kind of tabl I love to watch Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares. He screams and yells a lot but when he stops to care, he really puts his all into it. Or so it seems after all the editing. This isn't an 'authorized' autobiography. All the information could be found with an easy google search. Since I'm lazy, I read the book instead. I learned stuff I didn't know about the man, but it seemed like the book focused on a lot of the scandals. It felt like a literary version of the E!Hollywood Stories kind of tabloid show. I enjoyed it and if you like celebrity gossip you'll like it too. But I think I'd rather read his actual version of events.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Leanne

    This book held my interest but not as a result of decent writing -- I would have loved to have read a book about Ramsay that didn't jump all over the place. Portions of it read as though it was written in 5-paragraph essay format with the author trying to bring two unrelated ideas together at the end. Light reading to get me through lunch breaks and lulls at work. His story alone makes this worth reading, but don't expect too much.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    An easy, insightful read into what drives Gordan Ramsey and his road from a poor young man to a very wealthy, hardworking man. It was very interesting to hear some of the things that show his softer side as a family man. I was a bit disappointed that this was not so much an autobiography of his life but dealt more with his road to success.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Neelz

    Interesting man, very positively portrayed as an underdog who makes good through hard work and perseverance. I did sometimes wonder how much artistic license the biographer took with the facts of Ramsay's life, but a compelling read is a compelling read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kushal

    A unique life. I can never make flippant summaries of Gordon ever again :( Calling this a rags to riches story would not do it justice as it's so much more. Gordon is a life and business inspiration.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I always wondered why he was Scottish but did not have Scottish accent - now I know why. I enjoyed this book and am now going to read his autobiography. I feel sad though if the rumours in the press are true that he is cheating on his wife as in this book he does not seem like that.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Srinivasan Nagobarao

    Language used is very abusive like his show, however its expected and doesn't come as a surprise. Reward follows strugle if one can focus and have the determination to excel in what ever he choose to do.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brittney

    Loved it!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Thành Hoàng Minh

    this was a exciting book .I would recomment it to my class.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeannie and Louis Rigod

    This was an interesting book but did little to reveal the thoughts and personal life of this great chef. It was a career biography not a true biography. Perhaps that is what Chef Ramsay wanted.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sherri

    If you think you know Chef Ramsay from his reality shows, you will be shocked!! Excellent book, read in 1 day!! A very insightful glimpse into his life!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Leigh Paddon

    Great story of his professional and person life.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Washabaugh

    Slow at times but good.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    I love Gordon, but it read like a grade school biography. I stole that comment from Matt, but its so true.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Gordon Ramsay defines Celebrity Chef. This super-readable book shows how he got there!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alistair Miller

    I found this book really uplifting to read. You can feel Gordon Ramsay's passion for cooking and his passion for life. Whilst I wouldn't want to work in a kitchen with him (!), you cannot argue with his dedication for work. This book also talks about the family life that complements his work and you can feel how important they are to him and the part they play in his success. As someone who is interested in Gordon Ramsay, I definitely enjoyed this book. I felt it conveyed his attitude to life.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kranti

    It’s a good breezy read I admire Gordon Ramsay for his grit ,determination and passion for his craft The book is in a simple language and gives a systematic view of his life Though I am not a fan of using cuss words , it’s an inspiring read for those who have had difficult childhoods and especially a good read for youngsters wanting to make it big in the culinary word or for that matter in any entrepreneurial venture

  21. 4 out of 5

    Craig Lueken

    Very one note and frankly tell he didn’t write it. The photos were almost more interesting than the text. I truly feel bad for his family upbringing, but it felt glossed over, especially after reading Anthony Bourdain.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Billy Curry

    Great story. Amusing life. What a work ethic. I read it on a flight from Melbourne to Europe. A must-read for ambitious cooks.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sebastien

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joanna

  25. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  26. 4 out of 5

    Hugo Heij

  27. 4 out of 5

    Author Annette Dunlea

  28. 5 out of 5

    Deborah f Tweten

  29. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Dolezal

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tenkara Smart

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