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
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 Howard’s thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a
remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us. Download and start listening now!