The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
"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 TimesOne day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When... show more
"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 TimesOne day Michael Oher will 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 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. This paperback edition contains a brand-new 2007 afterword.
Publish date: September 17th 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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I have not seen this movie and wasn't planning to read the book but our book discussion group at my public library scheduled it so I checked it out. I loved it. I generally read fiction but this reads as easily as fiction and was totally engrossing for me. I had to put aside all the others books ...
I learned sooooo much about football!
I really enjoyed this book. I am in no way a football fan. The only times I enjoy the game is when I'm watching live, preferably when a family member is playing. That said, I was fascinated with Michael Lewis's explanation of why the left tackle became so important and how that influenced the lif...
Lewis does such a great job of writing clear, engaging information about sports. I loved Moneyball, and found The Blind Side to be just as informative and enjoyable.
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 in this book was interesting non-the-less. The story of Michael’s life is amazing but this book i...