Gordon Ramsays Playing With Fire

Paperback | June 9, 2008

byGordon Ramsay

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"In the beginning there was nothing.Not a sausage - penniless, broke, fucking 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 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 a pot to piss in.This is the story of how those lessons were learned."This is Gordon Ramsay at his raw, rugged best. PLAYING WITH FIRE is the amazing story of Gordon's journey from sous-chef to superstar. In his no-holds-barred style, Gordon shares his passion for risk and adventure and his hard-won success secrets.

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"In the beginning there was nothing.Not a sausage - penniless, broke, fucking 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....

Gordon Ramsay?s radical career change at 17 years old led him to London and to huge success as chef, restaurant-empire-builder and celebrity.Gordon has published nine bestselling recipe books and has starred in the hugely successful television series? Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares, Hell?s Kitchen and The F Word. In 2006 he was appointed ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.97 inPublished:June 9, 2008Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007259883

ISBN - 13:9780007259885

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down It's not really about cooking. It's not really a biography. It's about how to build a business using luck, determination and a no nonsense approach to life. Yes, it has funny stories and plenty of F words, but it is more about making the right business moves at the right time and learning from mistakes when you do something you really shouldn't haven't done to begin with. The book is well written and engaging. It illustrates Ramsay's drive for perfection and his inability to settle for second best.
Date published: 2009-09-03