David Beckham is one of the world's foremost stars, his popularity transcending sport and cultural divides. This is his own in-depth account of his career to date; of playing for Manchester United and England; and of his childhood, family and personal life.
With endless newspaper column inches devoted to one of the most talked about men in the world, it seems that we know everything there is to know about David Beckham. Or do we?
This is Beckham's fascinating life story in his own words. It covers his complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson and how he handles the pressure of playing alongside some of the most volatile footballers of his generation, the likes of Cantona, Schmeichel and Keane.
It tells his England story, from being vilified by the nation before returning as the prodigal son and almost single-handedly guiding his country as captain to the 2002 World Cup Finals. One minute we are singing his praises; the next we are castigating him for losing control of his temper and being a poor role model. Where does the truth lie?
We also gain a vivid and at times searingly honest insight into the family man behind the famous footballer, the international model and fashion leader. Beckham describes how he first met and then married ex-Spice girl Victoria Adams, how they have brought up their two children, Brooklyn and Romeo, and about how his family's every step is monitored by a posse of newshounds and paparazzi. He also tells of growing up as a shy youngster in the family home, the influence of his parents, and how their subsequent split affected him.
This book is an intimate and soul-searching portrayal of a massive celebrity, a family man, and an awe-inspiring footballer - the likes of which we are unlikely to see again.