Im not too interested in football but i read with my ears the blind side. If you havent then stop reading and go get the book. In blind side, michael lewis traces how the humble offensive left tackle has evolved into footballs pivotal position. What is the summary of the book the blind side by michael lewis. When the book was first released in 2006, it quickly became a new york times bestseller. He lives in berkeley, california, with his wife and three children.
The blind side is a very great book if youre interested in football. Just send us an email and well put the best up on the site. Michael goes on to have a brilliant career at ole missas the book ends, hes still extremely close with leigh anne, collins, sean, and sean junior, and is likely to be drafted by the nfl. The blind side is as insightful and moving a meditation on class inequality in america as i have ever readalthough to put it that way, i realize, makes it sound deadly dull. Michael lewis is a great writer and he delivers a stunning book that brings the story of michael oher to life. Michael has a natural affinity for playing football. For the book i read for my nonfiction book is the blind side by michael lewis.
The blind side traces the development of the left tackle position over 30 years and, alongside that, tells the story of michael oher, a boy from the memphis ghetto whose life may just be transformed by his physique, which is perfect for playing left tackle. Oct 02, 2007 lewis is advancing a new genre of journalism. Salomon brothers hired him as a bond salesman shortly after. By this point, teams had learned to line up in special ways just to deal with lawrence taylor.
He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Michael lewis author michael lewis american nonfiction author and financial journalist. Aug 28, 2007 michael lewis is a great writer and he delivers a stunning book that brings the story of michael oher to life. Leigh anne tuohy had grown up with a firm set of beliefs about black people but had. The strongest strand of the blind side is about sporting strategy.
If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. Written by michael lewis, the blind side contains two separate stories. Evolution of a game 2006 by michael lewis because it sounded like an intriguing story and id liked lewis earlier sports book moneyball. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack. The blind side by michael lewis paperback book ebay. Michael oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the national football league. The quote also describes ohers job in the game as left tackle, to keep these fierce players from sacking his quarter back from the blind side. Steve and pete are joined by author michael lewis moneyball, the blind side, and the big short to talk about how he gets the ideas for his books, and the background story of the blind side and. The evolution of a game by michael lewis is a book split into two stories one is about the game nfl and has much history of the game which is interesting also you dont loose sight of the other part of the story either it balances out really well. Blind side by michael lewis, first edition abebooks. Oct 26, 2006 the blind side is an incredibly moving story about the remarkable reversal of fortune michael oher, a 65. Rushers became bigger and faster, meaning that quarterbacks had slightly less time to react or pass the ball to their receivers. When the quarterback plays he has 10 other team mates on the field. The blind side is a 2009 american biographical sports drama film written and directed by john lee hancock, based on the 2006 book the blind side.
The quote seems it doesnt have a relation to oher but it clearly describes what he is up against and what challenges he will go through, in life and the game. Lewiss book has a complex structure because he chooses to explain the importance of the blind side blocking tackle and defensive linebacker in the game of football and because he weaves. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother. Evolution of a game by michael lewis 20081023 20100429 liam im not too interested in football but i read with my ears the blind side. How moneyball and the blind side changed sports with.
The blind side the blind side summary lewis begins by describing how in the late seventies and early eighties, there was a major change in the way football was played at the highest levels. The blind side is the story of high school footballer michael oher rising from the clutches of poverty to rise to fame as a firstpick draft choice for the nfl. When he was a teenager, he began living with big tony the point at which the blind side begins. Quicklet on the blind side by michael lewis book summary. Lewis s book has a complex structure because he chooses to explain the importance of the blind side blocking tackle and defensive linebacker in the game of football and because he weaves. His latest book, the blind side, is equally impressive. You have probably already read this book or seen the movie. Evolution of a game 9780393330472 by michael lewis. Ive read the new new thing and moneyball and enjoyed them both quite a bit. One details the trials and tribulations of a young black teenager named michael oher. The reallife fable that is the blind side tells how a mountainous, destitute black teenager miraculously morphs into an ole miss football hero.
This book was very boring in the beginning because the entire first to second chapters the author only talked about were football plays. He became a contributing editor for vanity fair and has written for the new york times and other political magazines. May 10, 2007 michael lewis is an awesome journalist. He is presented as not understanding the game and needing to learn. Michael lewis author writing styles in the blind side michael lewis author this study guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the blind side. The book also tells the story of a young man with the positions rare. He has also been a contributing editor to vanity fair since 2009. The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the national football league. The true story behind the movie on a special edition of 2020, tuesday, dec. His latest book, the blind side, is equally impressive below is the summary from amazon and then my favorite quotes lines from the bo. The conflict in the book would be external, because it tells how michael dealt with what society thought about him. The blind side is an incredibly moving story about the remarkable reversal of fortune michael oher, a 65. When we first meet michael oher, he is one of thirteen children b.
Michael lewis is the bestselling author of liars poker, moneyball, the blind side, the big short, and the undoing project. Michael oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the national. Nevertheless, taylor sprinted past the blockers and tackled theismann. The storyline features michael oher, an offensive lineman who was drafted by the baltimore ravens of the national football league nfl. Below is the summary from amazon and then my favorite quotes lines from the book. As of may 2019, lewis has published 18 books, three of which moneyball. Aug 01, 2018 the blind side michael lewis norton, 2006 buy. The blind side by michael lewis plot summary litcharts.
Even if you think all those things, you are going to enjoy michael lewiss book the blind side. Michael lewis author writing styles in the blind side. Also, for most part of the book it focuses on family values and how you can achieve anything if you have any type of. The blind side is a story about protecting the people you care about. The conflict of this book would be person vs society. And as is lewiss inclination, he is able to tell this heartrending and warming tale in the. After years of extensive research, his book, the blind side. What is the summary of the book the blind side by michael. This author is known for writing his books based on his own experiences. He is now playing for the panthers this year at the super bowl 50. Evolution of a game, became a new york times bestseller. Evolution of a game by lewis, michael and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Details about the blind side by michael lewis paperback book. Oct 05, 2010 for the book i read for my nonfiction book is the blind side by michael lewis.
In order to get his grades up, oher takes several online courses that are short and easy to get as in. Michael lewis is the bestselling author of liars poker, moneyball, the blind side. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterbacks greatest vulnerability. Blind side by michael lewis, first edition abebooks passion for books. The item youve selected was not added to your cart. Out of a handful of unlikelyreally unlikelyheroes, lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest. The other details the evolution of the position michael will ultimately play in the game of football. Ed smith the times london lewis has made a habit of writing about sport recently, but sport is really only a subtext for a much more meaningful examination of class and race. The first is an examination of how offensive football strategy has evolved over the past three decades in large. When we first meet him, michael oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack. The blind side is a very compelling and excellent book written about a kid from the ghettos of memphis being taken under the wings of a wealthy. The blind side by michael lewis opinion michaels story is truly inspiring for people to do something because it is the right thing to do and not for the benefits.
For most quarterbacks, theismann included, their left side is the blind side, since. In the book it shows how leigh anne and sean help michael through school and help him with the problems he had when the first met him. Back in 2004, when wall street was in full subprimecraze mode, a reclusive stock picker named michael burry read the fine printand made a fortune. Michael monroe lewis born october 15, 1960 is an american financial journalist and bestselling nonfiction author. While primarily a book about football, lewis account also goes into detail about michaels turbulent childhood, his decision to play football for the university of mississippileigh anne and seans alma materand his. He graduated from princeton with a ba in art history, and in 1985 received his masters degree from the london school of economics. I highly recommend this book to anyone with some interest in sports and a large interest in inspiring, fascinating stories. This paperback edition contains a brandnew 2007 afterword. The film follows oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years. The blind side deals with a change that occurred in the nfl with the emergence of the new york giants linebacker lawrence taylor.
The blind side by michael lewis opinion michael s story is truly inspiring for people to do something because it is the right thing to do and not for the benefits. In order to get his grades up, oher takes several online courses that are short and easy to. Its a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good. When brain defeats brawn in one of michael lewis s books, you can almost hear the prose style lift off. The blind side by michael lewis is an extraordinary story that evokes a wide variety of emotion, in which the reader cries, laughs, and cheers for the characters.815 1153 159 1448 885 415 4 1393 358 267 133 1006 878 442 17 579 455 420 1137 744 529 756 639 1431 719 291 123 1006 305 1228 353 923 977 662 726 255 50 541 104