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Penguin Putnam Inc. I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond

You may think you know Michael Oher from The Blind Side. But here he tells his own story! Reflecting on his journey from homeless child to NFL star, Oher talks about the goals he set for himself and the necessity of positive role models and friends to help you achieve your dreams. 256 pages, hardcover from Gotham.
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Review 1 for I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond
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I would recommend this book to everyone.

Date:June 13, 2011
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Greg S
Location:Cherokee, OK
Age:45-54
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Great book that tells the whole story about Michael Oher's life growing up in tough parts of Memphis in and out of foster care, and how he overcame the incredible difficulties/challenges to rise academically and athletically in his life. Oher does a great job of bringing awareness to the needs that so many kids have who are in disfunctional family backgrounds and how we can help. You just might find yourself motivated to accomplish something amazing in your own life by reading Oher's story of determination. A great read that's going to change some people's lives.
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Review 2 for I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond
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Wonderful book

Date:March 13, 2011
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Marcia Pennington
Location:Ijamsville, Maryland
Age:Over 65
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This book was totally different from the one the Toucys wrote, Michael did an excellent job, of letting us know what his life was really like. He also mentioned how the movie had to take literary license to make the movie better, but wasn't totally true. Way to go Michael!
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Review 3 for I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond
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Very good book. It was hard to put down.

Date:March 3, 2011
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Location:Atlanta IL
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If you liked the Blind Side, you will love this book. It help fill in the blanks from the movie.
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