I Beat the Odds

I Beat the Odds

From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond

Book - 2011
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The football star made famous in the hit film "The Blind Side" reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he shares his story in his own words.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781592406128
Branch Call Number: 796.332092 OHE 2011
Characteristics: xx, 250 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Yaeger, Don

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 15, 2017

Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out of the Memphis inner-city ghetto and into a world of opportunity. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he shares his own account of his life, sharing his thoughts and feelings with details that only he knows. He offers his point of view on how anyone can achieve a better life. 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 for himself in order to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family for so long. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out of the madness and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. But Oher also knew he would not be successful alone. 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 ones dreams.
- @Rajo6 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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yycdaisy
Dec 19, 2016

Interesting and inspirational book. Gives the background that wasn't possible in the movie. This would be an excellent book for young people to read, especially if disadvantaged in some way.

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