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    I Beat the Odds (Paperback) By (author) Micahel Oher

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    DescriptionThe football star made famous in the hit film (and book) "The Blind Side" reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational "New York Times" bestseller.Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, "I Beat the Odds" is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.


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    Title
    I Beat the Odds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Micahel Oher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592406388
    ISBN 10: 1592406386
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSJS
    DC21: 796.332092
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000, SPO015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A09302040
    DC22: 796.332092
    B&T Approval Code: A09164800
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: GV939.O44 A3 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBS, SFBD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Publication date
    07 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Oher is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. He played college football at the University of Mississippi for the Ole Miss Rebels. He is best known as the subject of Michael Lewis's 2006 book, "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game," and the even more popular 2009 film "The Blind Side," in which Michael is portrayed by Quinton Aaron.
    Review quote
    "The real Michael Oher just might be the first person with more sparkle and good looks than his movie counterpart...the book offers a harrowing first-person account from a child's point of view of the Dickensian conditions many American kids endure."--"USA Today"