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For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tells their own deeply inspiring story

First came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words.

For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Leigh Anne, the daughter of a tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal, decided early on that her mission was to raise children who would become "cheerful givers." Sean, who grew up poor, believed that one 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 their commitment to making a difference. And then one day Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and her husband taught Michael what this book teaches all of us: Everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity.

Michael Oher's improbable transformation could never have happened if Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy had not opened their hearts to him. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

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"Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. In a Heartbeat finds the Tuohys attempting to determine what it was that made them reach out to the homeless African-American boy they saw walking down the street in a t-shirt and shorts on a winter's day. Leigh Anne and Sean had known tough times themselves and had put themselves on the lookout for troubled kids in need of help. As a white, southern, church-going family, they defy red-state/blue-state stereotypes (for instance, by sending their teen-age daughter to a seminar fostering racial and social justice); though Leigh Anne has been described as a 'gun-toting Republican Christian,' and admits to carrying weapons, she also claims to cross 'party lines all the time.' With Jenkins's help they write with humor about their quirks and the joy that Michael brought to their family, finally arriving at the belief that 'we can all change people's lives by investing time in individuals.' (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

For the first time, the remarkable Tuohys, depicted in the film "The Blind Side," tell their own deeply inspiring story. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly astonishing book, the Tuohys take readers on an extraordinary journey of faith and love--and teach unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

Synopsis:

For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tells their own deeply inspiring story.

About the Author

Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy are the couple depicted in the book and movie The Blind Side. Leigh Anne grew up in Memphis and attended the University of Mississippi, where she met her future husband; she now owns an interior design company. Sean Tuohy 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.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805093384
Subtitle:
Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
Author:
Tuohy, Leigh Anne
With:
Jenkins, Sally
Author:
Tuohy, Sean
Author:
Jenkins, Sally
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Football players -- United States.
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100713
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-pg insert
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. In a Heartbeat finds the Tuohys attempting to determine what it was that made them reach out to the homeless African-American boy they saw walking down the street in a t-shirt and shorts on a winter's day. Leigh Anne and Sean had known tough times themselves and had put themselves on the lookout for troubled kids in need of help. As a white, southern, church-going family, they defy red-state/blue-state stereotypes (for instance, by sending their teen-age daughter to a seminar fostering racial and social justice); though Leigh Anne has been described as a 'gun-toting Republican Christian,' and admits to carrying weapons, she also claims to cross 'party lines all the time.' With Jenkins's help they write with humor about their quirks and the joy that Michael brought to their family, finally arriving at the belief that 'we can all change people's lives by investing time in individuals.' (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, the remarkable Tuohys, depicted in the film "The Blind Side," tell their own deeply inspiring story. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly astonishing book, the Tuohys take readers on an extraordinary journey of faith and love--and teach unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.
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