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By Michael Oher

The soccer megastar made well-known within the hit movie (and ebook) The Blind Side displays on how a long way he has come from the conditions of his adolescence. Michael Oher stocks his own account of his tale, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.


Looking again on how he went from being a homeless baby in Memphis to taking part in within the NFL, Michael talks in regards to the pursuits he needed to holiday out of the cycle of poverty, dependancy, and hopelessness that trapped his kinfolk. ultimately he grasped onto soccer as his price tag out and labored challenging to make his dream right into a truth. together with his adoptive relations, the Touhys, and different influential humans in brain, he describes the absolute necessity of searching out confident position types and solid associates who proportion an analogous values to accomplish one's goals. Sharing untold tales of heartache, selection, braveness, and love, I Beat the Odds is a very rousing story of 1 younger man's quest to in achieving the yank dream.

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But the caseworkers seemed to worry that all that politeness was hiding something else within me. They thought that it was coming out in a physical way even if I wasn't putting the anger into words. I used to bump into things and pound my fists a lot, which the people at DCS felt was a sure sign of anger that I didn't know how to express. I can see how they could think that, but I don't think it was anger at all--I'm pretty sure it had to do with having man-sized hands as an eight-year-old. I had a huge body that was growing way too fast for me to figure out how to move with it.

I wasn't mad, I was sad. I was a heartbroken little kid who was hurt and confused about everything that was going on around me and affected me so much but that I didn't get any say in at all. I wanted to cry all the time, but I held it in and just shook my head when they tried to talk to me. I didn't know how to tell them how much those supervised visits, when we were all together again, hurt so much afterward. " Each time we said good-bye, it felt like the day they'd first taken the little ones away.

For the next few days, and then the next few weeks, I kept replaying those games (especially the final one) over and over in my head. There was Jordan, scoring at least 40 points in four consecutive games--even scoring 55 points in Game Four--and averaging 41 points per game for the series. It was unreal. No one seemed to be talking about anything else except what an amazing player Jordan was. It seemed like he was starring in every commercial and was on every piece of sports gear out there. Even in my neighborhood, where no one seemed to have money for good food or to pay bills, any kind of fancy brand-name stuff with his name or his face or that famous silhouette of him jumping was something you just had to have.

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