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August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
AUTOGRAPHING ONLY: An Evening with Michael Oher
Meet NFL Champion
autographing his new book
When Your Back’s Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity (Avery, $28)
Wednesday, August 23 @ 7PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is excited to welcome NFL Champion, Michael Oher for an autographing event to celebrate the release of his book When Your Back’s Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity (Avery, $28), an inspiring and motivating book on overcoming any obstacle, no matter how tough the odds.
All tickets include a copy of the book and access to the signing line for a meet and greet with Michael Oher. Please note: Michael will only sign copies of the book and no memorabilia. This event will take place at Books & Books, Coral Gables. Please anticipate a bag check.
About the Book:
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.