The Blind Side

The Blind Side

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By (author) Michael Lewis

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 17 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 039333838X
  • ISBN 13: 9780393338386
  • Edition: 1, Media tie-in
  • Edition statement: Film tie-in edition
  • Sales rank: 8,225

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When we first meet him, 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 and 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 into a game where 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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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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"[Lewis] is advancing a new genre of journalism." -- George F. Will "The Blind Side ?works on three levels. First as a shrewd analysis of the NFL; second, as an expose of the insanity of big-time college football recruiting; and, third, as a moving portrait of the positive effect that love, family, and education can have in reversing the path of a life that was destined to be lived unhappily and, most likely, end badly." -- Wes Lukowsky