Second Best: My Dad And Me by Calum BestSecond Best: My Dad And Me by Calum Best

Second Best: My Dad And Me

byCalum Best

Paperback | April 26, 2016

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Moving, engaging and unforgettable, Calum Best's astonishing memoir reveals the emotional story of his relationship with his father, footballing legend George Best.
     Calum Best should have had it all.  As the only son of world-famous footballing legend George Best and his first wife Angie, a gorgeous English model, Calum was born into a world of privilege and opportunity.
     But his father's fame came at a price, and George's playing career was soon overshadowed by his playboy lifestyle and an increasing dependence on the comforting embrace of alcohol.  Whilst his tumultuous later years could never diminish the memories of the peerless, often breathtaking, quality of his football, they had a profound effect on Calum.
     Growing up with his mother in California, Calum's visits to see his father in England were all to rare, as he cherished every moment he could spend in the company of the man he adored. But as George's alcoholism spiralled out of control, inebriation frequently led to violence and George's self-destruction spilled over onto his son.
     Vivid, deeply moving, brave and honest, Second Best is the heart-breaking story of their relationship.  It is a powerful tale of love and suffering, of an absent father and his wayward son, and of a family torn apart by addiction.
CALUM BEST was born in 1981, the son of the late British football legend George Best and his first wife, Angie Best, an English model. After a childhood lived in the spotlight and a successful spell as a model, Calum appeared in a number of reality television shows. After his father's death, he turned to drugs and alcohol -- a period o...
Title:Second Best: My Dad And MeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 4.99 × 0.9 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552171395

ISBN - 13:9780552171397

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