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I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond
I Beat the Odds From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond
Author: Michael Oher
The football star made famous in the hit film The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. — Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michae...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781592406128
ISBN-10: 1592406122
Publication Date: 2/8/2011
Pages: 272
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Publisher: Gotham
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now tha...moreI read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal account I can safely say that THIS is what The Blindside should have been. Michael Lewis's account painted Michael as a dumb teenager that everyone had to poke and prod and help along to get him into the NFL. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Michaels Oher's personal biography is refreshingly honest, mesmerizing and inspirational. It paints the portrait of a teenager that was determined to make something of his life and not follow in the bad decisions of his mother.

The most amazing part of this book is the fact that Michael doesn't say "Yes, I made it, I fulfilled my dreams", end of story but continutally reaches out to children that may be reading it as a personal coach if you will, to make them live up to their potential and growing their personal talent.

Mr. Oher deserves to be commended.
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