After all the articles and profiles that have been written about David Beckham, arguably the best soccer player to ever come out of the British Isles, more specifically England – one might be forgiven for wondering if hearing him tell the tale of his life, both as an athlete and as a man, is worth a read or not.
Both Feet on the Ground is a straight-forward memoir from a professional athlete who has soared from the absolute zenith, up in the rarefied air where very few ever find themselves, down to where he has found himself on more than one occasion, swooping low enough to scrape his knuckles and his self-esteem.
Beckham’s description of his early days in soccer and his respect for the coaches and managers that saw him on his way, are articulate and heartfelt.
His sense of self and family is well articulated as he talks…
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