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By RYAN TOLMICH
U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard has taken up many roles throughout his 18-year career. After already earning the titles of soccer star, spokesman and broadcast analyst, Howard is set to try his hand at developing a new label: author.
The Everton goalkeeper has penned a memoir, titled “The Keeper”, that is set to be released December 9 by HarperCollins Publishers. The book will detail many aspects of Howard’s life, including his battle with Tourette Syndrome, and will be released in both adult and young adult editions.
“I’ve always wanted to write a book,” said Howard, ” My goal is to share many of the highs and lows of my journey—with a little bit of the magic of the World Cup and the English Premier League—in the hope that it will provide others with some inspiration to reach for their own dreams.”
“The courage and resiliency that Tim displayed against Belgium are rooted in his life-long battle with Tourette’s Syndrome and his faith and belief in himself under extreme pressure, ” said David Hirshey, Harper Senior Vice President and Executive Editor who will edit the adult memoir. “Readers will get to know a humble soccer hero who has made saves—and been saved.”
Howard will resume his day job Saturday when Everton face title challengers Chelsea at Goodison Park.
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