Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

Hardcover | October 17, 2006

byMichael Lewis

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The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day 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 any of the things a child might learn in school such as, say, how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football.

What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

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The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day 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 any of the things a child might learn ...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.5 × 6.45 × 1.1 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039306123X

ISBN - 13:9780393061239

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from The blindside Sorry I didn't like it even though the film is one of my favorite s. Too much foot ball talk yes I know it's about football but I wanted to her more about Michael so I guess I bought the wrong book
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from QBs best friend Chronicle of the emergence of the Left Tackle position in football. Enjoyed Lewis' explanation and historical context of the importance of the position in the pro-game. Not so sure about the parallel storyline he presents us with regarding Michael Oher. I'm highly suspect of Lewis' insinuation that the Touhy's took in Oher in an attempt to steer him to Ole' Miss, their alma mater. Overall, Moneyball was a much better read, but Lewis' does a decent job here.
Date published: 2006-12-30

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Its dialogue is sharp and its anecdotes well chosen. — Janet Maslin (The New York Times)

As close to perfect as a work of popular nonfiction can be. — Malcolm Gladwell (New York Times Book Review)

I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like. — Malcolm Gladwell (New York Times Book Review)