Overview:My Story: From Foster Care to Footballer - 'Inspirational' Sunday Express'Moving and forthright' Mirror'Like so many of the stories in his book, Bright's account of meeting his father for the first time in more than 20 years is told with brutal honesty' GuardianWith a foreword by Gary LinekerMark Bright's 1990s partnership with Ian Wright at Crystal Palace earned them legendary status with the club. Bright played top-level football for most of his career, after starting in non-league while working as an apprentice engineer. He appeared in FA and League Cup finals, played abroad and experienced the change which swept through the game with the introduction of the Premier League.But this book is not just about Bright's time in the game. This is the story of someone who battled against the odds to achieve his dream. It is the story of a boy coping with the bewildering and frightening circumstances of being taken into care with his brother when both were very young. It is the story of his fractured family with a father who arrived in England from the Gambia, met a girl from Stoke-on-Trent, and then very quickly disappeared from his children's lives.It is the story of a mother who was unable to take responsibility for the boys she had given birth to, and it is the story of how a young Mark and his brother Philip found comfort and security after being fostered by a caring, loving white family whilst having to endure racism throughout their childhood. Above all, it is the story of a boy who had an unshakeable belief in his own ability to succeed in one of the most ruthless and high-profile professions in the world of sport. My Story explores Mark's life both on and off the football pitch, containing material he has never spoken of or addressed in the past. It delves into the highs and lows he experienced as a player and as a human being. He writes candidly about the racism he encountered, about the game itself, about those who work in it, about the way in which football has changed, the money it now generates, and about the characters he met along the way.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725641-9781472130785. It was written by the following authors: Kevin Brennan, Mark Bright. Book My Story: From Foster Care to Footballer, which can be read online, published by the company: Little, Brown Book Group. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Sports Books, Biography. The book was published on 2020-09-24 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 280 g. File for download My Story: From Foster Care to Footballer has PDF format and is called my-story-from-foster-care-to-footballer.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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