I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond

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 the young man at the center of the true story depicted in "The Blind Side" movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his sou The football star made famous in the hit film "The Blind Side" reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances o...

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Title:I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond
Author:Michael Oher
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:250 pages pages

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond Reviews

  • Margie
    Dec 26, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

    I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Al...

  • Janille
    Apr 09, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

    I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Al...

    The following quote sums up the reason Michael Oher co-authored ?I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond? ? the profoundly touching and motivational true story of his life without Hollywood?s hype and creative liberty misgivings. ?That?s the most...

    Well, I downloaded this book after 10pm Saturday and today at 11:31 am (Sunday) I have devoured it if that says anything! I was an easy, quick read, well written, insightful and expressive. The book covers Michael Oher's side of things and while I wasn't sure what to expect, as many of...

    "People like to talk about "Cinderella stories," but Cinderella didn't get her happy ending without lifting a finger. She had to show up at the ball, be charming and smooth, and win over the prince. Of course she had help along the way, but ultimately it was up to her to make the fairy...

    I Beat the Odds was required for our high school over summer 2014. First off, this is not a book I would have picked to read myself if I had the choice. {However, I tend to be a bit picky about the books I choose to read.} I give this book five stars because of the way it touches you w...

    This was enjoyable to read. I read this after I read the Tuohy's book and the two combined provided a better overall idea of the story behind The Blind Side. Oher tells his life as it was, and as it is. He provides a good look at what it is like living in the ghetto, in poverty, in the...

  • Jenny
    Jun 13, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

  • Kirsti
    Feb 11, 2013

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

  • Gina
    Feb 12, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

  • Vannessa Anderson
    Apr 18, 2018

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

  • Jane
    Feb 16, 2012

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

  • Jessica
    Oct 12, 2014

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

  • Heather
    Feb 26, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

    I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Al...

    The following quote sums up the reason Michael Oher co-authored ?I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond? ? the profoundly touching and motivational true story of his life without Hollywood?s hype and creative liberty misgivings. ?That?s the most...

    Well, I downloaded this book after 10pm Saturday and today at 11:31 am (Sunday) I have devoured it if that says anything! I was an easy, quick read, well written, insightful and expressive. The book covers Michael Oher's side of things and while I wasn't sure what to expect, as many of...

    "People like to talk about "Cinderella stories," but Cinderella didn't get her happy ending without lifting a finger. She had to show up at the ball, be charming and smooth, and win over the prince. Of course she had help along the way, but ultimately it was up to her to make the fairy...

  • Judy
    Mar 24, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

  • Yuki
    Aug 13, 2012

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

  • Ellen
    Feb 13, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

  • Naomi
    Jan 28, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

  • Michelle
    Apr 10, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

    I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Al...

    The following quote sums up the reason Michael Oher co-authored ?I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond? ? the profoundly touching and motivational true story of his life without Hollywood?s hype and creative liberty misgivings. ?That?s the most...

    Well, I downloaded this book after 10pm Saturday and today at 11:31 am (Sunday) I have devoured it if that says anything! I was an easy, quick read, well written, insightful and expressive. The book covers Michael Oher's side of things and while I wasn't sure what to expect, as many of...

  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
    Feb 26, 2011

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

  • Gerald Kinro
    Dec 09, 2012

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

  • Jennie
    Apr 24, 2012

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

  • Emily Driscoll
    May 11, 2012

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

  • Davian Ross
    Mar 01, 2013

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

  • Cody
    Jan 14, 2013

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

  • Pamela
    Mar 05, 2014

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

    I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Al...

    The following quote sums up the reason Michael Oher co-authored ?I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond? ? the profoundly touching and motivational true story of his life without Hollywood?s hype and creative liberty misgivings. ?That?s the most...

  • Karlye
    Feb 20, 2014

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

  • Jared Shemper
    Oct 17, 2013

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

  • Allen Couch
    Oct 17, 2013

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

  • Brittany
    Dec 11, 2014

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

    I'm listing this on my Sports shelf (among others), but it's really more about the foster care system, and how Oher beat the odds against him. The statistics about kids in the system are dismal. Girls are six times more likely than their counterparts to give birth before age 21. Al...

    The following quote sums up the reason Michael Oher co-authored ?I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond? ? the profoundly touching and motivational true story of his life without Hollywood?s hype and creative liberty misgivings. ?That?s the most...

    Well, I downloaded this book after 10pm Saturday and today at 11:31 am (Sunday) I have devoured it if that says anything! I was an easy, quick read, well written, insightful and expressive. The book covers Michael Oher's side of things and while I wasn't sure what to expect, as many of...

    "People like to talk about "Cinderella stories," but Cinderella didn't get her happy ending without lifting a finger. She had to show up at the ball, be charming and smooth, and win over the prince. Of course she had help along the way, but ultimately it was up to her to make the fairy...

    I Beat the Odds was required for our high school over summer 2014. First off, this is not a book I would have picked to read myself if I had the choice. {However, I tend to be a bit picky about the books I choose to read.} I give this book five stars because of the way it touches you w...

  • Morgan Crosman
    May 20, 2014

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

    I saw The Blind Side and I read the Tuohy's book, In a Heartbeat. I was thrilled when I saw that Michael was writing his own story. I love that this is his story, in his words. He shares his opinion about the film and clarifies some points that were inaccurate. One thing that bugged hi...

    My reflection of the book that Michael Oher wrote was very inspiring to me because he came from nothing and showed us that people in the ghetto can actually make something of themselves. They can work hard and hang out with the right people and make the right decisions that will help y...

    I Beat the Odds is a very good book and tells a lot about his life. The book tells some of his life experiences from being locked out of the house for days because his mother did not want her kids to see her using drugs, to running away from the social workers and trying to escape fost...

    I LOVED the movie The Blind Side. Did you? I thought I would eventually get around to reading 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' by Michael Lewis but it never happened. So when I came across this book I picked it up. I like Michael Oher. Maybe I'm wrong but looking at his...

    The story in this book is an incredible one to read about. The movie is not completely accurate in its description of his life (haha not suprised) but the book told about his struggles in life and how he came to fame. I personally am not a big football fan but this story intrigues me. ...

    We have heard of ?The Blind Side.? I Beat the Odds,? tells the story in the author?s own words. Michael Oher was born with odds stacked against him: a dysfunctional family, poverty, a mother who constantly made bad choices such as drugs, and more poverty. He grew up as a street...

    I am reading this on my Sony Ereader. Downloaded from the library. I need to get back to the story. I finished the book this morning. Yeah! I Beat the Odds is a well written book. Michael tells about his life before he met up with the Tuohy's. He tells his story without portraying ...

    It must be hard for a shy, modest person to write a memoir, but Michael Oher does a good job of it. He describes his wretched childhood, his adoption into a wealthy family, and his athletic success in high school, at Ole Miss, and in the NFL. He seems even prouder of his academic s...

    I beat the odds is the inspirational true story about Michael Oher, a boy growing up in a tough Memphis ghetto, and becoming a starting left tackle for the Tennessee Titans. But life wasn't always good for Michael, growing up his mom who was a drug addict and would leave him and his si...

  • Tyler
    Jun 04, 2014

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

  • Jake
    Jan 15, 2016

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

  • Jason Jenkins
    Feb 09, 2016

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...

    In the days of sleezy NFL players like Michael Vick, Ben Rothlisberger, T.O., Tank Johnson and the list goes on, Michael Oher is a breath of fresh air. His book tells the story behind the movie THE BLINDSIDE while Michael was part of the DFS system. The message is extremely positive an...

    If you were to see a homeless kid at least six five and weighs at least 300, walking down the street wearing the same clothing he does everyday, would you have the courage to pick him up and bring him into your own house? Well, that's exactly what Leigh Anne Tuohy did in the novel The ...

    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this memoir. Honest, upfront, and informative. I was disappointed to learn the inaccuracies of The Blind Side, though I can still, like Michael Oher, appreciate the movie strictly as a movie. ...

    Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Sandra Bullock won/was nominated for a variety of awards for be...

    This book is about a man named Michael Oher and how he developed into the NFL player he is today. First off, he had a really troubled childhood he had nine siblings and a mom ( and his mom would be there half the time because she abused drugs). So most of the time Michael and his famil...

    1. In the begining of the book, Michael discusses the struggles he expirenced as a child growing up in extreme poverty. Michael Oher is currently a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons, but his life was not easy. In the begining few chapters, it goes into detail about M...

    Anyone who has read The Blind Side or watched the film should also read this book. Since Michael Oher's story has been told in those other two formats, he basically presents his life story thus far in a summarized form. What is interesting is how the addition of Michael Oher's own pers...

    I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I worked in childcare for a couple of years and saw several kids in foster homes and all of them were usually not as happy go lucky as the kids from normal families. They also were more likely to have behavior issues and were often not as develope...

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about an American Dream Come True. Michael Oher truly exemplifies what it means to be a decent, hardworking American. I am not a huge fan of sports, and I never saw The Blind Side; however, I am a teacher and after reading this book I r...

    I did not see the movie "The Blind Side," but was somewhat familiar with its premise. Mr. Oher felt he had to write this book in order to accurately explain his life, and to clear up some misconceptions about him. The strong message which he conveyed is that, despite his profound grati...

    Last summer, I went to a football camp sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. My coach, Coach Mike, asked me if I liked to read. I told him no, I?m not really into reading so he challenged me to read a book. He then gave me the book, I Beat the Odds, by my favorite football player, Mi...

  • Natalie Davidson
    May 11, 2017

    I read Michael Lewis' novel "The Blindside: Evolution of a Game a few weeks ago and while I loved the story of Michael Oher the intricate sports/strategy portion of the book left me bored and wanting more about the life of Michael Oher. Now that I have read Michael Oher's personal acco...

    ? most of our parents weren?t very active in teaching us right from wrong. When you?re a poor kid from the inner city, most people already have their minds made up about who you are and what you can or cannot do. Every time you slip up, lash out, slack off, or sulk, you?re ...

    Michael Oher is a special person, his father left him with his mother when he was young. His mother was a drug addict. One night when his mother came home from the bar she would abuse Michael and his brothers, but that night the police showed up at their house and took Michael and his...

    "I beat the odds" is about Michael Oher and how he went from living in the hood, and very poor, to an NFL star. Michael was raised by his mother and siblings into a a bad area. His mother was addicted to drugs. She would occasionally go to rehab and come back and still be addicted. Mic...