I Beat the Odds
From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond
By Michael Oher
(Penguin Audio, Compact Disc, 9780142428863)
Publication Date: February 10, 2011
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Unabridged, 7 CDs, 8 hours
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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.
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.
Michael Oher's journey from homelessness to football stardom has been the subject of a best-selling book â�� as well as the Academy Award-winning film The Blind Side. Now, Oher hopes to separate real-life fact from movie fiction in his own words. More at NPR.org
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