You don’t need to know a post route from a pump fake to enjoy Michael Lewis’ The Blind Side, a slick mix of football history and up-from-the-ghetto heart-warmer. At 16, Michael Oher, the sixth of 13 children born to a crack-addicted mother in Memphis, ended up by chance at a nearly all-white Christian school. There, he was adopted by a loving family and joined the football team, where his speed and ”freak of nature” size (6’5”, 300-plus pounds) made him an ideal tackle — and irresistible to colleges across the South. Lewis never probes too deeply into the minds of Oher and his family, which is a shame: The real story is almost certainly richer than this glib gridiron Cinderella tale.
The Blind Side You don't need to know a post route from a pump fake to enjoy Michael Lewis' The Blind Side, a slick mix of football history and up...The Blind SideNonfictionMichael Lewis You don't need to know a post route from a pump fake to enjoy Michael Lewis' The Blind Side, a slick mix of football history and up...2006-09-29W.W. Norton
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Michael Lewis; Publisher: W.W. Norton
Posted September 29 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Rob Lowe roast: Jewel slams Ann Coulter, Peyton Manning tweaks Tom Brady
- Fall TV premiere dates: Find out when every show will debut
- Alison Brie joins Jenji Kohan's all-female wrestling series 'G.L.O.W.'
- Riz Ahmed delivers his own ferdict on ‘The Night Of’ finale
- Rudy Giuliani slams Beyoncé 'I saved more black lives' than her
- Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian hung out after the VMAs
- Britney Spears wants to collaborate with Justin Timberlake