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Blind Side : Evolution of a Game (Hardcover) (Michael 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.
The best-selling author of Moneyball follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly paid players in the NFL. 250,000 first printing. First serial, New York Times Magazine.
Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Sports, Alternative Family, Personal Growth / Success
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Michael Lewis
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2006
TCIN: 11830931
UPC: 9780393061239
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6681
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