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I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond Hardcover – February 8, 2011
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"I'd understand if some people out there felt like another re-telling of the Oher story was flogging a dead horse, but personally, I feel like there's a need for Oher's own opus."
"In a development I actually think is really great, Michael Oher will be publishing his own memoir now that his parents' story, The Blind Side, has been so thoroughly covered. It's long been my position that some of the uncomfortable things about the way that story gets covered are the simple result of the fact that he hasn't chosen to talk very much -- as this article points out, he contributed little in the way of interviews to either the book or the movie -- and I'll be happy to hear what the guy's got to say."
-Linda Holmes, NPR blogger.
About the Author
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.
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This is the incredibly emotional read generating sympathy for what so many of our citizens go through. But to Mike, it was normal so it's really incredible to hear him describe how hard he tried to keep this environment together, as bad as it was, because that's all he knew. It's worth repeating the point that Oher keeps repeating: he was getting out one way or another. I really believe this. Oher seems to have a calm spirit in the way he carries himself making it almost difficult to believe he makes his profession in such a violent sport.
I can't recommend this book higher! You will finish this book feeling like you know Oher personally. And that's a good thing.