David Beckham Book

April 21, 2009
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A new book will be released in July this year which will give complete account of star soccer player David Beckham’s experience in Los Angeles, after moving to the United States in 2006. The book, titled ‘The Beckham Experiment‘, has been written by Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl.

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The book details Beckham’s experience in LA and little, but interesting, incidents that happened during his stay as the forward player for the soccer club LA Galaxy.

The publisher Random House announced this week that the book will provide “a detailed account of Beckham’s aspirations and worries about his American adventure, his interactions with Galaxy team-mates earning as little as $12,900 a year, his icy relationships with Galaxy star Landon Donovan and former team president Alexi Lalas.”

The Beckhams were not that much recognized in the States than the rest of the world and hence David had to go through a bit of more difficulties during his daily routine than he would have to somewhere else. One particular incident was that David was not served wine along with food while eating out at a hip LA restaurant because the waiter didn’t think he was ‘old enough’ to have alcohol.

Now, that’s not cool for a 33-year old hugely popular soccer star-cum-sex symbol!

Anyways, the book also shares insight into his professional career at the club. David was signed for $250m for a five-year contract by LA Galaxy when he came to the United States. He was supposed to popularize the game in the country and also to strengthen the club’s position in the Major Soccer League.

Instead, the player played very few games due to injury and then went to Milan on loan this season and extended his stay by paying money to the club. Fans certainly didn’t like the behaviour as he was the biggest attraction in the stadiums, the tickets for which were already been sold. Galaxy were reeling with the lowest rank in the league standings.

The book’s release date will coincide with Beckham’s return to LA after his stay in Milan.




Photos: Daniel Deme / WENN.com

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