I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

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Penguin Group US, Feb 8, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.

Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.

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Review: I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

User Review  - Kurtis T. - Goodreads

I Beat the Odds is by Michael Oher, a current NFL player who plays for the Baltimore Ravens. This book is an autobiography of Michael Oher and it's based on his childhood and his times growing up ... Read full review

Review: I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

User Review  - Jihad - Goodreads

I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher is a Very Heart warming book. Michael has lived a hard life, his mother always being absent from his life and also his siblings lives. Most Nights were spent finding a ... Read full review

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