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Blind Side’s Oher Tackles Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club

 
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ST. LOUIS - Michael Oher, offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens and the subject of the 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” will discuss his new book, "I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to ‘The Blind Side,’" during the March Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club. The book club will take place Thursday, March 3, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail cwbrennan@cbs.com, leave a name and phone number and reference the "March" book club to reserve a spot today.

Growing up in the Memphis inner-city ghetto, Oher had a desire to leave his past behind and take advantage of new opportunities. Homeless as a child, he now plays in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens. While many people are now familiar with Oher’s journey because of “The Blind Side,” this is the first time he shares his account of his story in his own words, revealing his thoughts and feelings with details that only he knows, and offering his point of view on how anyone can achieve a better life.

Learn more about the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club.