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Nov 27, 2015


Didier Drogba Commitment - Cover

I decided to buy myself an early christmas gift.

I threw down on Commitment: My Autobiography from the soccer gawd, King Didier.

* Lots to see here and lots to read about. As a fan boy I’m a little bit excited and wonder if I should read this book straight through or jump around … look at the TOC!!?!

Didier Drogba Commitment - TOC

In Didier Drogba’s honest and revealing autobiography he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has kept him grounded.

In 2012 Didier was voted Chelsea’s greatest ever player. He talks from a privileged behind-the-scenes position about tactics and how he felt mentally and physically as well as anecdotes from the dressing room. Didier provides unique insight into important and controversial matches from the first trophy he won with them in 2005 to the Premier League title a decade later; as well as what persuaded him to stay when he was at his lowest ebb.

Didier Drogba Commitment - TOC 2

Away from football Drogba has been widely applauded for his involvement in trying to broker peace in the Ivorian civil war – he is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and does a huge amount of work with the Didier Drogba Foundation – Time magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Soooo many things that jump out to me right there. This is going to be a really compelling read.

* I’ve said it time and time again, and to anyone will listen, the reason that I’m a soccer fan to this day, is due in great part to Didier Drogba. From the grace and skill and sheer power of his playing style to being on the classiest and nicest and a real one off the pitch, I was a fan of his day one.

Its why I’m a Chelsea fan.

I’ll probably be writing about this at length (again) sometime soon.

But first, I need to get this book signed.

Or, I need to buy another one and get it signed.

I just kind of wish I was overseas for the first book signing….

Commitment isn’t currently available stateside for proper order, as it is set to release in North America May of 2016, but you can hop on the UK Amazon site and have it shipped to you because it is out there, now.

It costs a little bit more obviously, but its not ridiculous and if you are a Didier guy like myself, its a small sacrifice. *

Didier Drogba Commitment - Amazon

* I’ll bet money that this release date will be pushed up. Especially after what Didier did in Canadia and in MLS this year. There will be a serious audience for this book in North America.

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