The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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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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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

What an amazing book! The true story of Michael Oher, who is “adopted” by the Tuohy’s, an affluent white family in Memphis. I am not a football fan but the description of the game and the NFL process ... Read full review

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This is one of the best stories, and books, that I've read yet. The book, I come to find, is a progression of interweaving stories; about the evolution of the position of left offensive tackle in ... 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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