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The Blind Side Evolution of a Game (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Lewis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393330478
ISBN-13: 9780393330472
Sku: 204562819
Publish Date: 9/30/2007
Pages:  339
Age Range:  NA
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Its not a jock book. Its not a sociology book. Its a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good.
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One 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.
The author of MONEYBALL intertwines the true life of a young man from the inner city with the changing game of football, especially in regard to the position of quarterback and the offensive linemen who block those intent on sacking him. ||As the son of a crack-addicted mother, Michael Oher's prospects were bleak until his adoption by an affluent evangelical family who provided the security and unconditional love that allowed him to take up football and excel. The offensive lineman is key in protecting the quarterback, and the position requires an extraordinary combination of skills. Michael Lewis charts the changes in the game and the prospects for Oher, who may be at the beginning of a great career. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2006.


"You don't need to know a post route from a pump fake to enjoy Lewis' slick mix of football history and up from the ghetto heart-warmer." - Jennifer Reese 10/06/2006

"Michael Lewis has such a gift for storytelling that it can be dangerous to his nonfiction. He is so much fun to read that he can appear to be shaping an entertaining narrative by sandpapering reality's rough edges. ...[THE BLIND SIDE'S] dialogue is sharp and its anecdotes well chosen. Its aim for both the heartstrings and the funny bone is right on the mark." - Janet Maslin 10/05/2006

"[A] compelling book....It is a remarkable story along the lines of Horatio Alger's, the anyone-can-do-it fable often considered the classic American tale." 09/30/2006

"...BLIND SIDE is a football book first, and a social critique almost by accident. Though small in scope, Lewis has written a tome that directly challenges the dumbed-down delivery of the brute-force school of football commentary....The story of football, in other words, is much bigger than big hits and turduckens. There is much left to tell." - Michael Sherer 11/28/2006

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0339
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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