My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Michael Lewis is one of my favorite non-fiction writers: a great storyteller and a great “explainer.” He’s written several books about the business world (Liar’s Poker), and he’s also written about sports.
The Blind Side is obviously in the latter category, but that’s not all it is. It is also a fascinating story about the human spirit, class, and the American dream, as cheesy as that sounds. It’s not cheesy at all (I’m paraphrasing Malcolm Gladwell’s blurb a little bit here).
If you enjoy football at all, you’ll enjoy the discussion about the changes in defensive and offensive strategies. But you’ll also enjoy the unfolding of Michael Oher’s story.