- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - A new book will offer an up-close-and-personal take on David Beckham’s American adventure.

Grant Wahl’s “The Beckham Experiment,” due out in July from Crown Publishing Group, draws upon interviews with Beckham, and teammates and officials at the L.A. Galaxy. The British soccer superstar signed a five-year contract reportedly worth $250 million in 2007.

Wahl is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. According to a statement from Crown, his book will look at Beckham’s relationship with his Galaxy teammates, his marriage to Victoria Beckham and his friendship with Tom Cruise.

The book’s release is timed to Beckham’s expected return to Los Angeles. Beckham, who turns 34 in May, has been on extended loan to AC Milan.

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