When Your Back's Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity (Hardcover)

When Your Back's Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity By Michael Oher, Don Yaeger Cover Image
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Description


The NFL champion whose life inspired the hit movie The Blind Side is back with an inspiring and motivating book on overcoming any obstacle, no matter how tough the odds

Millions of people became part of Michael Oher’s story when they watched a version of him on the big screen; read his memoir, I Beat the Odds; or cheered him on from the stands. After speaking to so many of them over the years, Oher knows that more than anything, people want to believe great things can happen, even when the situation looks bleak. His story of overcoming the toughest of odds serves as their hope.
    Oher’s life has had a lot of unexpected highs: a college degree; four beautiful, healthy children and a happy marriage; drafted in the first round; a Super Bowl victory; and a second chance to play in the “big game.” He’s also run up against quite a few walls: poverty, hunger, homelessness, struggles in school, bullying, job loss, brain injury, anxiety, and depression. What he knows now is that your wall can be your opportunity. In When Your Back’s Against the Wall, he offers encouragement and shows readers how to get back up—again, and again, and again.

About the Author


Michael Oher is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League for eight seasons, primarily with the Baltimore Ravens. He is perhaps best known as the subject of Michael Lewis’s bestselling book The Blind Side. He is the founder of the Oher Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to empowering kids to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their dreams through opportunities in education.

Don Yaeger has authored more than thirty books, including eleven New York Times bestsellers. He was a longtime associate editor at Sports Illustrated and is the host of the highly acclaimed Corporate Competitor Podcast. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, son, and daughter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593330920
ISBN-10: 0593330927
Publisher: Avery
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English