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mix together something really specialI loved learning about Oher s irritation certain parts of The Blind Side film s depiction of him I loved hearing the confidence and awareness in his self valuation He has a remarkably observant Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy estimation of his own gifts and shortcomings that I found inspiring Some of the reviews I consulted before buying this book said they felt Oher s tone was unappreciative dismissive orven snobby I didn t sense that in any part of the book in fact he spends a great deal of time talking about veryone in his life other children select teachers neighbors social workers and coaches who showed him a kindness He leaves out no one He stresses the importance of not just the Tuohy family but ach of the others who helped him fed him sheltered him or taught him How anyone got ingratitude from this book is beyond me This is a man who knows where he came from knows what his mistakes were and knows how hard he worked personally to gain what he s now received He shows gratitude but does not spend half the book gushing about how he d be nothing without this or that person because the simple truth is there was no way Michael Oher was ver going to allow himself to be nothingYou get honest truth in this book about what it felt like to be Michael Oher as a child how he views the people who formed his childhood now that he s grown up and what he thinks people who come from a similar background should focus on to achieve their potential At the nd of the book Mr Oher talks about the charities he is familiar with himself and offers a long list of ideas about how individuals can make a difference for children in distress It was wonderful getting to hear the voice of the real Michael Oher and I highly recommend this for a nice weekend readI loved very paragraph of this book and I couldn t put it down Well done Mr Oher Very well done indeed. 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.

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Michael Oher writes the truth about how he worked very hard to get an ducation 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 kids who are growing up like him Michael s biography is very moving He never Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, ever wants you to feel sorry for him He is proud of what he has accomplished and wants to share hisxperience and wisdom with others The Fix especially the young working through The System The last few chapters are very moving I m 74 years old and I was moved andxcited to do with my life I really njoyed the whole book Even knowing the nding I wanted to keep 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 vents actually unfolded and the ramifications Michael felt because of it The real story was compelling nough I m not convinced any mbellishment was really necessaryI really appreciated that Michael included his thoughts on how the foster system worked or didn t for him as well his thoughts on how it might "HAVE HELPED HIM SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT THE KIDS ARE "helped him suggestions of what the kids are things that could have been xplained 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 actio. 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 Ns from a child s point of view versus those of an adultI know 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 I never read Michael Lewis book The Blind Side but I did see the movie I thought it was a great story but it
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about the 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 whole story of his life how he went from a black boy living in poverty to the Touhys and then to 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 very move Oher tells of how he tried to stay with his leven brothers and sisters and how they were split up by the system He tells of 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 I got the Kindle version of this on a whim and I didn t The Casa Mono Cookbook expect much because these written by a famous person books are generally ghost writtenxercises 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 "is one of those Mr Oher clearly this book himself It is written in 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 ndearing The substance of the book is wrenching and lovely and funny all at once Mr Oher s sense of humor. 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

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