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Novel is thrilled to welcome MICHAEL OHER Saturday, August 12 @ 2:00 PM to celebrate his new book WHEN YOUR BACK’S AGAINST THE WALL: FAME, FOOTBALL AND LESSONS LEARNED THROUGH A LIFETIME OF ADVERSITY.

Please note:

-This is a signing line only event, no presentation.

-Line tickets are required to meet the author and are free with the purchase of Michael’s new book, WHEN YOUR BACK’S AGAINST THE WALL, from Novel, on sale AUGUST 8, 2023.

-If you pre-order a book, a line ticket will come with your pre-ordered book.

-Line tickets will have a group letter on them. At 2:00 PM, we will line up Groups A and B. If you have a line ticket with Group C or later, feel free to browse the store while you wait for your letter to be called.

-Limited tickets available! Tickets can be ordered here:

**There will be NO posed photos with Michael. Photos taken from the signing line will be allowed.**

**Michael will only sign books at this event. NO other promotional material or paraphernalia will be signed, (including t-shirts, footballs, etc.).


The NFL champion whose life inspired the hit movie The Blind Side is back with an inspiring and motivating book on overcoming any obstacle, no matter how tough the odds

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.


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. For more information, visit

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Aug 12 2023


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