The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 12, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw—over one million copies sold.

When we first meet him, Michael Oher 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 and write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability, his blind side.

  

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Great story and great writing. - Goodreads
The book the blind side has two story lines. - Goodreads
It's nice to read a true story with a happy ending. - Goodreads
Lewis is a very gifted writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - sammii507 - LibraryThing

This was a very good book. Half inspiring biography and half a history of the left tackle position in football, Lewis ties the two stories together quite well for an interesting and touching read. A good deal like the movie, but with its difference as well. The book is always better. ;) Read full review

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User Review  - Brooke Deckert - Goodreads

This book was very good, I liked it a lot because it shows a story of a warm and loving upperclass family who takes a poor kid and give him a life he would of never had. It also is a good book about the game of football. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE BACK STORY
15
CHAPTER TWO THE MARKET
29
CHAPTER THREE CROSSING THE LINE
45
CHAPTER FOUR THE BLANK SLATE
75
CHAPTER FIVE DEATH OF A LINEMAN
103
CHAPTER SIX INVENTING MICHAEL
131
CHAPTER SEVEN THE PASTA COACH
167
CHAPTER EIGHT CHARACTER COURSES
197
CHAPTER NINE BIRTH OF A STAR
231
CHAPTER TEN THE EGG BOWL
263
CHAPTER ELEVEN FREAK OF NURTURE
293
CHAPTER TWELVE AND MOSES STUTTERED
313
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
331
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About the author (2009)

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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