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- DescriptionThanks to a book and an Oscar-minated movie, the story of the Tuohy family and their adoption of Michael Oher has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. Now, finally, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy tell this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words. For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Early on, Leigh Anne decided that her mission was to raise children who would become 'cheerful givers', while Sean believed that some day he could provide a home that would be 'a place of miracles'. Together, they raised two remarkable children - Collins and Sean Jr. - who shared their deep Christian faith. And when Leigh Anne and Sean opened their hearts to a homeless African-American boy named Michael, they transformed both his life and theirs.
- Author Biography<b>Leigh Anne Tuohy</b> grew up in Memphis and attended the University of Mississippi, where she met her future husband; she now owns an interior design company. <b>Sean Tuohy</b> grew up in New Orleans and for several years played professional basketball; he now owns more than seventy restaurant franchises. The Tuohys live in Memphis but travel all over the country speaking to thousands of people about their family, their faith, and how each of us can make a difference.
- Author(s)Leigh Anne Tuohy,Sean Tuohy
- PublisherGriffin Publishing
- Date of Publication22/02/2011
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSaint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
- Out-of-print date19/10/2012
- Content Note8 page photo section
- Weight277 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine23 mm
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- vezbabe0705 Feb, 2012by
A must for lovers of 'The Blind Side'
I was originally drawn to this book after reading 'The Blind Side' by Michael Lewis. I'ts a lovely first hand accound of the story of Michael Oher by the family who plays a key role in changing his life. It's an easy read as each short chapter is told in the perspective of each of the Tuohy family members, with a chapter by Sandra Bullock and Michael Oher himself. It's less a story about football and more about how Michael Oher 'fell' into the Tuohy's philosophy of charity and opportunity. Written more or less chronologically with the majority of the chapters written by Leigh Anne, the book does tell the story of Michael, but also has strong emphasis on how to embrace a life of 'giving back'. Although it borders a little on a 'self help' book, the true story is so fascinating and touching, it's worth putting cynicism aside long enough to enjoy the good intentions of the family and the book. Read full review
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