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In a Heartbeat Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving

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ISBN-10: 0805093389

ISBN-13: 9780805093384

Edition: 2010

Authors: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Sally Jenkins

List price: $27.00
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For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted inThe Blind Sidetells their own deeply inspiring storyFirst came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated moviethe 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 childrenCollins 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'Aos 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 loveand teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 7/13/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Leigh Anne Tuohy is an interior decorator and graduate of the University of Mississippi. She is known for her role in Michael Lewis's 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of the Game, which later became a 2009 film. Tuohy and her husband Sean adopted Michael Oher who was the first rank draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens. Tuohy received her Honoray Doctorate of Humane Letters from Christian Brothers University on May 14, 2010 for her commitment to the less fortunate. She is the author of In a Heartbeat Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving.

Sean Tuohy was raised in New Orleans and attended Isidore Newman School where the Touhy Gym is named after his father Edward "Skeets" Tuohy. He went on to the University of Mississippi on a basketball scholarship. He is a broadcaster for the NBA team Mamphis Grizzlies. He has also done national broadcasts for Westwood One and CBS Radio. He owns 80 fast food restaurants including Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken. He and his wife Leigh adopted first round draft pick Michael Oher snd their story became the subject of the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.

JOHN STAUFFER is chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University and the award-winning author ofThe Black Hearts of Menand other books on the Civil War era, includingGIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Prologue: The Popcorn Theory (Leigh Anne and Sean)
Getting (Sean)
Interlude
Giving (Leigh Anne)
Interlude
The Two-Penny Gift (Leigh Anne and Sean)
Interlude
Passing It On (Leigh Anne and Sean)
Interlude
Giving and Getting (Leigh Anne and Sean)
Interlude
Blindsided (Leigh Anne and Sean)
How You Can Help
Acknowledgments