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  - 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

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