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I Beat the Odds (Reprint) (Paperback) by Michael Oher

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.

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 to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. 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 one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.



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"The real Michael Oher just might be the first person with more sparkle and good looks than his movie counterpart...the book offers a harrowing first-person account from a child's point of view of the Dickensian conditions many American kids endure." -- USA Today

"With the release of his memoir...Oher finally takes ownership, filling the gaps in the familiar narrative and somehow managing to make his journey from the streets to stardom seem even more amazing and compelling...I Beat the Odds is thoughtful and heartfelt, a young man coming to grips with an amazing journey that required the distance of years and perspective to fully grasp." -- The Washington Post



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Football, Sports
Publisher: Gotham Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Michael Oher
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2012
TCIN: 13871024
UPC: 9781592406388
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0406
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7.75 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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