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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side Evolution of a Game
Author: Michael Lewis
One day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family plucks...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393330472
ISBN-10: 0393330478
Publication Date: 9/4/2007
Pages: 320
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Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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After watching the movie on DVD we obtained and read this book. It is truly a journey for Michael and wonderfully researched by the author. Pages and pages about coaches like Parcell, Walsh and the fire history of Lawrence Taylor provides a clear insight into the NFL as well as college coaches, high school amidst the problems of a cross cultural true story.
Even after reading it a first time, I went back and read parts again, and again.
If you are a football fan at any level, this you WILL enjoy. Magnificant true story.
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The Blind Side is an incredibly interesting and informative book about a poor African-American's escape from poverty to being adopted by a rich, White, conservative, Southern family and heavily recruited by the top college football programs in the country. This is set against the backdrop of a changing NFL.

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I think someone more into football than I am would really enjoy this book. I now understand why some pro football players get into trouble so much. They are taken from the hood because of their athletic ability but their upbringing or lack there of does not prepare them for the life they are about to enter.
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Excellent book, well thought out. Good football analysis and an inspiring story (haven't seen movie).
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I know more about football than I expected to know. Good read.
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I loved the movie, but the book ruined it for me. The family comes across as paternalistic and opportunistic, while Michael is just a boy who needs help. At the end of the day, there is a reason why the NCAA qualifying GPA was the magical number to reach. Overall, I was left upset and annoyed by the book, where there was none of the soul searching that redeems the parents somewhat in the movie. Also, there was too much about the technicalities and recent historical developments in football.
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I'm not a very eloquent writer, so I'll keep this short and sweet. This book is fabulous.
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I thought the book was interesting. It certainly was not the same book as the movie, which, it turns out, provides a star vehicle for Sandra Bullock.

Nevertheless, I learned a lot about football...which I do enjoy.

But in the long football narratives dragged the book a bit.

Still, I do recommend it!


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