From the publisher:
W C L D N – a deeply personal account of following the 2018 FIFA World Cup in London whilst struggling with depression – is Glen Wilson’s first book. Initially released in the summer of 2019 as an eBook, it is now available in print via Cambria Books who published W C L D N in May 2020.
London, England. The long hot World Cup summer of 2018. Endless sun, fractious politics, Boxpark beer showers, and a growing belief that football might just be coming home.
From Lewisham’s local pubs to the Colombian cafes of Elephant & Castle, and Belgian bars of Covent Garden – W C L D N is a look at how one of the world’s most global cities consumes sport’s most global event.
But this is an observation glimpsed through a clouded lens; its author simultaneously lost in the fog of a depression he’s desperate to navigate away from.
How do you connect with the most unifying event of the sport you love, when you are at your loneliest? Is football merely a diversion from the everyday – a means of escape from the heavier pressures that continue to weigh down on you? Or, can it offer a crucial lifeline to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings?