Ebook / KINDLE I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

Ole story of his life how he went from a "Black Boy Living In Poverty To The Touhys And Then "boy living in poverty to the Touhys and then the NFLThis is Michael s life and he tells the whole story of how he was raised moving from one foster care family to another and changing schools with every move Oher tells of how he tried to stay with his eleven brothers and sisters and how they were split up by the system He tells to stay with his eleven brothers and sisters and how they were split up by the system He tells his own determination to make a better life for himself and of all the people who helped him along the way And he tells of how the Touhy family became his familyThis is truly a great story and Michael Oher deserved a chance to tell it from his point of view He s not the object of this story he is the story Great read Michael Oher writes the truth about how he worked very hard to get an education and how he studied the game of football so he could get into the pros He shows how the movie producers took artistic license in making it look like he was ignorant both academically and in sports but he actually had attended school and his problem was that nobody gave him direction in how to study And he wasn t ignorant about football just needed coaching and direction The Tuohys gave him a family and love and support but there were many others he gave credit to also who guided and mentored him It was nice to read his version as well as see how he is trying to mentor ids who are growing up like hi. In mind he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams Sharing untold stories of heartache determination courage and love I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's uest to achieve the American dre. .



Even nowing the ending I wanted to eep reading It has a conversational feel which appealed to me almost like sitting down with Michael and hearing him tell his story I appreciated the clarifications on where The Blind Side movie I have not read the book was Hollywoodized how those events actually unfolded and the ramifications MICHAEL FELT BECAUSE OF IT THE REAL STORY WAS felt because of it The real story was enough "I m not convinced any embellishment was really necessaryI really appreciated that Michael included his thoughts on how the foster "m not convinced any embellishment was really necessaryI really appreciated that Michael included his thoughts on how the foster worked or didn t for him as well his thoughts on how it or didn t for him as well his thoughts on how it have helped him suggestions of what the The Power Of A Choice kids are thinkingfeeling things that could have been explained at the time to help with the scariness of it all I also appreciated his acknowledgement of those people working in the system who did help his family comparing his understanding of their actions from a child s point of view versus those of an adultInow Michael continues to work with different organizations and including a list of some of those along with a description of their focus for people who want to get involved personally was a great way to reach people with that information Michael s biography is very moving He never ever wants you to feel sorry for him He is proud of what he has accomplished and wants to share his experience and wisdom with others especially the young The football star made famous in the hit film and book The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story in this inspirational New York Times bestseller Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to

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Orking through The System The last FEW CHAPTERS ARE VERY MOVING I chapters are very moving I 74 years old and I was moved and excited to do with my life I really enjoyed the whole book I got the Kindle version of this on a whim and I didn t expect much because these written by a famous person books are generally ghost written exercises in self aggrandizement Every now and then however you come across a really good and meaty memoirand this is one of those Mr Oher clearly wrote this "Book Himself It Is Written "himself It is written a conversational style not typical of professional authors and it personalized the book in such a brilliant way You can tell that you are reading this young man s own words and thoughts It s totally endearing The substance of the book is wrenching and lovely and funny all at once Mr Oher s sense of humor and his ability to tell stories of terrible sadness mix together into something really specialI loved learning about Oher s irritation at certain parts of The Blind Side film s depiction of him I loved hearing the confidence and awareness in his self evaluation He has a remarkably obse I never read Michael Lewis book The Blind Side but I did see the movie I thought it was a great story but it seemed about the Touhy family and how they helped a boy realize his potential and get to college on a football scholarship Michael Oher was that boy but in the movie you don t really get the wh. Laying in the NFL Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty addiction and hopelessness that trapped his family Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality With his adoptive family the Touhys and other influential people. I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond