Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game by Michael LewisBlind Side: Evolution Of A Game by Michael Lewis

Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

byMichael Lewis

Paperback | August 28, 2007

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"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 Times

When we first meet 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 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.
Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.
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Title:Blind Side: Evolution Of A GameFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.82 inShipping dimensions:8.2 × 5.5 × 0.82 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393330478

ISBN - 13:9780393330472

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lewis at his best Typical Lewis: a masterly weaving of informative and anecdotal narrative. An entertaining read through and through.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good #plumreview As is often the case, the book is far better than the movie.
Date published: 2016-12-24
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

Editorial Reviews

[Lewis] is advancing a new genre of journalism.—George F. Will, New York Times Book ReviewThe Blind Side works on three levels. First as a shrewd analysis of the NFL; second, as an exposé 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, Booklist