The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them

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9780062394262: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them

In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon  idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him.

In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette’s syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world’s premier goalkeepers.

The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette’s in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career—from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool’s Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men’s National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart—the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him.

Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.

The Keeper is illustrated with two 8-page color photo inserts.

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An inspiring, down to earth memoir by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard who recounts his rise to World Cup stardom (as the USA team goalie), the challenges, both psychological and professional, he faced getting to the top and the enduring faith that has sustained him. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal for Everton, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette s Syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world s premier goalkeepers. After a successful 17 year professional football career, Howard became an overnight star this past summer at the World Cup in Brazil, playing for the US national team. It marked the apex of a remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in which he was raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him deal with the onset of Tourette s at 10 years old. Howard managed to keep the condition in check well enough to be drafted by Major League Soccer straight out of high school. After becoming the youngest player to win Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year, he caught the eye of the Sir Alex Ferguson who gave him a seven figure contract to play for Manchester United. He led United to a host of trophies before moving onto his current team, Everton, where he set the Premier League record for consecutive appearances with one club. Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.

The Keeper is illustrated with two 8-page colour photo inserts.

Review:

“Thanks to its honesty, The Keeper is one of the best sports memoirs I’ve read recently.” ( Daily Beast)

“Inspiring and compulsively readable.” ( People Magazine)

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