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by Grover Gardner,Michael Lewis


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The New York Times Bestseller "Lewis has such a gift for storytellin. e writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those . Then two great forces alter Oher: the family’s love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost.

The New York Times Bestseller "Lewis has such a gift for storytellin. e writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons. Janet Maslin, New York Times 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 or write.

The Blind Side: Evolution. has been added to your Cart. This was a pretty good book for someone who hates football. I was intrigued by the evolution of the game in the 70's and 80's as we were huge 49er fans then. I had to google Michael Oher as his story ends in 2006 when he gets into Ole Miss. I wanted to know what became of him.

The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game. Written by Michael Lewis. Narrated by Grover Gardner. In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Analysis of the game's (after all, Evolution of the Game is its subtitle) progression and how it's changed the very shape of the players who play it runs through out and provides a nice base from which to play off the Oher example. Football enthusiasts, historians and strategists may glean some interesting insights from this well-written, flowing story with its palatably presented data tucked in as thought-nuggets through out.

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Bill Littlefield, Boston Globe. In The Blind Side, Michael Lewis provides a compelling boo. xplaining how this subtle and brutal game has changed as the balance of power has shifted between talented athletes and clever, devoted coaches. Lewis knows how to put the reader on the fiel. .The Blind Side displays all of Lewis’ particular writing strengths: the ability to drive a story forward, the eye for both the big picture and telling detail, shrewd wit, and an unerring instinct for discerning social complexit.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis di. Pacific Rift: Why Americans and Japanese Don't Understand Each Other.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released on September 2, 2006 by W. It focuses on American football. The book features two dominant storylines. The first is an examination of how offensive football strategy has evolved over the past three decades in large part due to linebacker Lawrence Taylor's arrival in the 1980s and how this evolution has placed an increased importance on the role of the offensive left tackle.

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The Blind Side describes the sequence of jaw-dropping moments in which facts about Mr. Oher emerge once he finds his way to the Briarcrest Christian School

The Blind Side describes the sequence of jaw-dropping moments in which facts about Mr. Oher emerge once he finds his way to the Briarcrest Christian School. I don’t know that he’d ever even held a Bible, the school’s special-needs teacher notes in astonishment. He took first and second grades twice each

In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, 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. And he has no serious experience playing organized 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.            In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

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Ranenast
As a young adult and student-athlete, this book resonates with me in so many levels. The author’s purpose is to not to tell a simple story about how a kid went from nothing to something because there are many stories out there like that. He was trying to influence people that we all have something in us that can make change and we are capable of so much more than we think. The intended audience is everyone, but I mostly think it is to young adults, especially the marginalized. It is easy to relate to mainly everyone because no matter what age, we all face things that seem to be impossible in the moment, but once we come out of it, we realize we are something far greater than ourselves. It relates to my personal life because I overlook the fact that I am fortunate enough to have a gym at my house and I have the resources to get better, while others don’t. It motivates me on my school work because Michael was always in and out of school, and I am so blessed that I can go to a school everyday where the teachers want what is best for me. In the media, we, as a society, try to shy away from stuff like this because we don’t like seeing the bad side. I think it is important for us to see this because then that is the only way change will happen. I would really recommend this book to young adults of any age because there are lessons in the book that could inspire many at a young age. The author has achieved his goal of using two situations in the NFL and in Michael Oher’s case in order to show that it is possible to succeed, even when it sounds so unobtainable. He uses two stories and parallels them to show that success can come from both ends of the spectrum. I wish that he could have made the NFL part of the story easier to understand. I am a pretty big football fan, so I could understand most of the terms, but for young adult readers or people not interested in football, it could be harder for them to connect with the book. Though it can be hard, the author makes it a bit easier to understand by adding in the definition of plays. The book is very useful because it motivated me to change something about myself and society. Be prepared to grab some tissues during the middle of the book and ending because you’ll become very moved by many of the things that happen. It is easily accessible to parents, students, and teachers through Amazon or a local bookstore. The two most interesting quotes that will stick with me are: “Don’t worry where I am. I’ll tell you when I get there” and “Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but you're not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they don't. It all depends on who you are, where you come from. Didn't at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up, and joining with the other side? I mean, valley of death that's pretty salty stuff. That's why courage it's tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do? Sometimes you might not even know why you're doing something. I mean any fool can have courage. But honor, that's the real reason for you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that's pretty good. I think that's what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.” They stick with me because as an athlete it is important to not only listen to other’s stories, but use them to motivate myself. Hard work and the courage to try new things are two key things that I have learned to use in my everyday life if I want to be successful. Overall, this book is a story that I recommend to any and all people because of the learning experiences the author will bring you along.
Topmen
This was a pretty good book for someone who hates football. I was intrigued by the evolution of the game in the 70's and 80's as we were huge 49er fans then. I had to google Michael Oher as his story ends in 2006 when he gets into Ole Miss. I wanted to know what became of him. Sadly he is now exhibiting signs of CTE after only 7 years in the NFL. It's why I can no longer bear to watch football. I can't help but wonder what his relationship with his benefactors has become, but I could find nothing about that. Michael Lewis is an excellent writer. He has taken a complex history and woven into it a fascinating account of human kindness.
Chinon
Here's what I like about Michael Lewis - he is able to seamlessly interweave compelling personal stories within a larger context. Before reading this book I'd seen the movie, so I thought I knew what I was in store for: a feel good story about a down and out kid with an extraordinary talent who also happens to find a family in an unexpected place.

And of course this book has all of that - minus a lot of the emotional elements that the film focused on. But what made this book great was that it explained to me (a football idiot) what it was about this boy that made him so sought-after in the football world, and how the evolution of the game of football to it's current incarnation had created a niche into which he was perfectly designed to fit.

What I thought would be a moving story of one man's triumph in overcoming unbelievable adversity became even more than that. The writing was concise, clear, and at times humorous. The big-picture concepts and the technical details of the mechanics of the game were seamlessly interwoven with the personal story to create an incredibly detailed and rich overall mosaic.
Burgas
My favorite reading is a book that tells the story of real people, and The Blind Side relates an incredible, uplifting story of professional football player Michael Oher, who, through the help of a wealthy Memphis family and his unbelievable size and athletic ability, found a life he couldn't have imagined from his vantage point as a child in the Memphis ghetto. I bought the book and read it after I saw the movie and a television interview with the real-life Touhys. Then, I bought a second copy as a gift (I'm not giving mine up). Michael Lewis has used his considerable sportswriting background to tell the story in an easy narrative style. It's true that the reader sees only glimpses of the back stories of the characters. However, by focusing on events, Lewis has created a fast read as he quickly moves the story along. I found the movie characters to be more richly developed than those in the book. (Sandra Bullock is a deadringer for Leigh Anne Touhy and deserves the Oscar nomination she received. Even Tim McGraw is developing as a passable actor.) I will add that for someone (moi!) who does not know football strategy, that (short) part of the book was over my head though that problem was no fault of Michael Lewis's. I will forever recognize the name Lawrence Taylor, however.

One mark of a good book is that it leaves the reader wanting more, and this one may be ripening for a sequel. What has happened to the Touhys? Did Leigh Anne get her wish for a building and a school for other promising athletes who can't cut it in public school? What is Michael Oher doing with his millions? What has happened to his mamma? His 13 siblings? I want to be on the waiting list for that sequel when Lewis thinks it's ready to be written. I am already on the waiting list for the DVD of the movie!
great ant
Typical Michael Lewis - well-written and entertaining. You do not have to a be sports junkie to get a lot from this book.
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game download epub
Biographies
Author: Grover Gardner,Michael Lewis
ISBN: 030771506X
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Biographies
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (October 13, 2009)