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Michael Oher in His Own Words

By C Douglas Baker On March - 20 - 2011

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger
Gotham Books 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59240-612-8

Michael Oher has had so many other people tell his story that he must have felt he finally had to tell his own story in his own words.

Michael Oher may be the most well-known offensive lineman in the history of the National Football League after the movie The Blind Side, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Michael Lewis, was a hit. The Blind Side tells of an inner city Memphis kid who grew up virtually homeless but rose to become the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Anyone who read or saw The Blind Side knows the basics of Oher's story. He grew up in drug-infested neighborhoods in Memphis with an indifferent mother addicted to crack cocaine, who often left her many kids to fend for themselves and was at times homeless.


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