The Blind Side is an incredibly moving story about the remarkable reversal of fortune Michael Oher, a 6'5", 350-pound, feral sixteen-year-old black boy from inner-city Memphis, encounters as he is adopted by a wealthy white Evangelical family.
"Reviews can sell a book, but it doesn't always work that they sell books. And that's very different. We all used to look at the NYTBR and decide what the book was that we had to read. And now it's really a little bit unclear how we decide what book we are going to read."
There is a very big difference between American and British travel journalism, and that's this whole business of the assisted or freebie trip. In Britain we are unashamed about any travel company paying for you to go and then writing about it.