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The Beckham Experiment by Grant Wahl
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Jun 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780307408594

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“Compelling . . . a detailed, carefully reported account.”Los Angeles Times

The Beckham Experiment succeeds as an engaging peek into the weird worlds of Beckhamania and U.S. soccer. Grant Wahl, the country’s best writer on the sport, may even convince all those who played soccer as kids to remember why they loved the game.”—Frank Deford, author of The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball

“In The Beckham Experiment, Grant Wahl has done a wonderful job of explaining to soccer fans—and, perhaps just as importantly to non-soccer fans—the worldwide phenomenon that is David Beckham. The reporting and the writing are all there and the story is a terrific read, whether one thinks of Beckham as one of the world’s great athletes or as Posh Spice’s husband.”—John Feinstein, author of Change-Up: Mystery at The World Series

“It’s not behind-the-scenes access: It’s what you do with it. Grant Wahl knows his soccer, but mostly, he knows a great story, at turns funny, sad, bizarre and, yeah, occasionally a little juicy. If the best thing that came out of Beckham coming to America was this book, I’d say it was a fair trade.”—Will Leitch, author of God Save The Fan, contributing editor New York magazine, founder Deadspin

“David Beckham is more than a gifted player. He is a multinational conglomerate. And, in Grant Wahl’s extraordinary telling, his sojourn through Los Angeles makes for a gripping tale about the business of sports and the growth pangs of American soccer.”—Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the Worl
“The ‘Becks’ cultists will devour this, but so will those of us who simply like a damn good sports book.”—L. Jon Wertheim, author of Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played
“Sharply reported . . . In the wake of Mr. Wahl’s highly readable book, both Messrs. Beckham and Donovan have reputations on the line.”The Wall Street Journal

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