I recently finished reading Michael Lewis' The Blind Side after a strong recommendation from J.C. Bradbury on his blog, Sabernomics. Lewis is famous for Moneyball, his book on baseball. Bradbury does a great job summarizing the book, so I don't feel the need to restate what he's already written. But I do commend the book.
If you're at all interested in football, life in the inner-city, sociology, or just like a good story, you can't miss with The Blind Side.