The bestselling follow-up to Humble Pie, now in paperback. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, Gordon Ramsay never imagined he'd be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire. But he is and he did. Here's how.
In the beginning, there was nothing.
Not a sausage - penniless, broke, f***ing nothing - and although, at a certain age, that didn't matter hugely, there came a time when hand-me-downs, cast-offs and football boots of odd sizes all pointed to a problem that seemed to have afflicted me, my mum, my sisters, Ronnie and the whole lot of us. It was as though we had been dealt the 'all time dysfunctional' poker hand.
I wish I could say that, from this point on, the penny had dropped and I decided to do something about it, but it wasn't like that. It would take years before the lessons of life, business and money began to click into place - before, as they say, I had got a pot to piss in.
This is the story of how those lessons were learned.
About the Author
Gordon Ramsay has launched a string of internationally celebrated restaurants in London with ten Michelin stars between them, with his stable of highly talented chefs, and has restaurants in Dubai, Tokyo, New York and Florida, with more planned. The author of nine best-selling cookery books and an autobiography, Humble Pie, 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.
'A truly inspiring read that makes you realise if you want something enough, it's there for the taking.'
Praise for Humble Pie:
'Gordon Ramsay's Humble Pie -- so exuberantly angry boastful, cliche-ridden, expletive-laden and touchingly sincere that I can't believe that a single sentence has been written by anyone but the failed footballer, great cook, telly star and businessman himself. He's the genuine bollocks, as he's so fond of saying, and this is the tale of his personal class struggle.'
'I cannot recommend strongly enough that every BII member reads it! The book is an inspiration. Anybody running any kind of business will benefit from reading this.'
BII Business magazine
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 2nd June 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 320