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

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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"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.
  

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I was surprised to discover that Michael Lewis, the author of great books on the funancial markets, wrote the book which inspired the movie. Clearly, this true story is fascinating, even when told in ... Read full review

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I loved the movie, but the book ruined it for me. The family comes across as paternalistic and opportunistic, while Michael is just a boy who needs help. At the end of the day, there is a reason why ... 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
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About the author (2007)

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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