The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day 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 any of the things a child might learn in school - such as, say, how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football.

What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

  

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WARNING: Minor spoilers!!!!! I gave 4 stars because although the theme was a little cheesy, the fact that a poor boy with almost nothing could end up in the NFL was really inspiring. I truly did learn ... Read full review

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The Blind Side is a book that will give you mixed emotions. There is suspense, drama, action, etc. The story of Michael Oher will open the eyes of anyone who takes the time to read this book. The ... Read full review

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Contents

BACK STORY
13
THE MARKET FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS
25
CROSSING THE LINE
39
THE BLANK SLATE
65
DEATH OF A LINEMAN
91
INVENTING MICHAEL
115
THE PASTA COACH
147
CHARACTER COURSES
175
BIRTH OF A STAR
207
THE EGG BOWL
235
FREAK OF NURTURE
261
AND MOSES STUTTERED
279
Authors Note
295
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About the author (2006)

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1960. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University in 1982 and a Masters in economics from the London School of Economics in 1985. He is a non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. His books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, The Money Culture, Boomerang, and Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

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