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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User Review  - Gary Pointon - Goodreads

Never really got into the football chapters being from New Zealand but inspiring story of Oher and a great psychological insight. Really enjoyed Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Where the movie focused on the romantic & touching emotional part of this journey the book is much more football focused. I think just about anyone could enjoy the movie, the book is more meant for football fans & goes into a lot of inter workings of college ball. 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, is the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Flash Boys. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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