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The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
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Oct 26, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-to-movies, contemporary, favorites, non-fiction, biography
Read in October, 2010

Michael Oher, is a black kid from the rough side of Memphis. The book chronicles his journey to the NFL. What makes this different from the rags to sport-hero riches stories out there is that Michael's life was changed by love. He was adopted by Tuouhy family, a delightful cast of characters and powerful personalities. Lewis, also writes about how the game of football has changed in the last thirty years and how that has changed the attitudes towards the left tackle.

Why I started this book: I loved the movie and wanted to show it to my Movie Book Club... which ment that I had to read the book.

Why I finished it: I loved it! The movie captured the feeling and tone of the book, so reading the book was like watching the movie... only with more information and background. You understand how long it took between different steps. The movie compressed things just to keep us focused.
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Derrick I never read the book, but I loved the article it was based on--such an incredible story.

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