The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (Google eBook)

Front Cover
W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
293 Reviews

"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York Times

When we first meet 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 or 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 itself into a game in which 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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
99
4 stars
109
3 stars
58
2 stars
21
1 star
6

Good book, great way of storytelling. - Goodreads
Story with a happy ending. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Michael Lewis' writing style. - Goodreads
great storytelling Loved this book - Goodreads

Review: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

User Review  - Dava Fletter - Goodreads

This is such a wonderful story of a good Christian family in the south taking in a poor abandoned high school boy with dark skin. They gave home the support he needed to be highly successful. There is ... Read full review

Review: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

User Review  - Timothy Gan - Goodreads

In the past 17 years, the lonely little guy has been living in the foster care with different families. Every time he runs away when he is placed in a new home. After he met Leigh Anne's family, his ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE BACK STORY
15
CHAPTER TWO THE MARKET
29
CHAPTER THREE CROSSING THE LINE
45
CHAPTER FOUR CHAPTER FIVE THE BLANK SLATE 75 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
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liarís 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.

Bibliographic information