Autobiography/Memoir

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

Michael Oher

2012

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. ooking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing 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 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.