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The Blind Side

Evolution of a Game

by Michael Lewis

The Blind Side
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2006
    288 pages
    Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

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The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school—such as, say, how to read or write. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets.

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" Lewis probes the fascinating question of whether football is a matter of brute force or subtle intellect." - PW.
"His strange, sad, and yet inspiring tale is grippingly told here." - Library Journal.

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John Vann

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This book is awesome. What a great story about someone that went through so much hardship in his life to then turn out to be a great athlete and person. I had the privilege of meeting Michael at his home when my friend was their nanny and found that Michael is an extremely nice person and seems to be a great dad and love his kids.

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Michael Lewis Author Biography

Michael Lewis was born October 15, 1960 in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Princeton with a BA in Art History, and in 1985 received his master's degree from the London School of Economics. Salomon Brothers hired him as a bond salesman shortly after. He moved to New York for training and witnessed firsthand the cutthroat, scruple-free culture that was Wall Street in the 1980s. Several months later, armed only with what he'd learned in training, Lewis returned to London and spent the next three years dispensing investment advice to Salomon's well-heeled clientele. He earned hundreds of thousands of dollars and survived a 1987 hostile takeover attempt at the firm. Nonetheless, he grew disillusioned with his job and left Salomon to write an account of his experiences in the industry. ...

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