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I beat the odds : from homelessness, to the blind side, and beyond

Author: Michael Oher; Don Yaeger
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiography
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Named Person: Michael Oher; Michael Oher; Michael Oher
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Oher; Don Yaeger
ISBN: 1592406122 9781592406128 9781592406388 1592406386
OCLC Number: 635459394
Description: xx, 250 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Reaching back --
Begging and bumming: life in Hurt Village --
Life at home --
The day they took me away --
Life in the system --
Running back --
Escape from St. Joseph's --
"Home" again --
MJ and me --
Big Tony and Steve --
The road to Briarcrest --
High school --
Finding a family --
Finding football --
Miss Sue --
Rebel with a cause --
The draft --
On Raven's wings --
The blind side --
A different kind of fan mail --
Breaking the cycle --
Ways to get involved.
Responsibility: Michael Oher, with Don Yaeger.

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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.

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