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House Of Nails

House Of Nails

"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. An overachiever known for his clutch hits, high on-base percentage, and aggressive defense, Lenny was later identified by his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane as the prototypical "Moneyball" player in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became a celebrated business mogul and investment guru. Touted as "one of the great ones" by CNBC's Jim Cramer, he became "baseball's most improbable post-career success story" (The New Yorker), purchasing a $17.5-million mansion and traveling the world by private jet. But when the economy imploded in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds moved in: convicted of bankruptcy fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served two and a half harrowing years in prison, where he was the victim of a savage beating by prison guards that knocked out his front teeth. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous rise and spectactular fall was "the greatest story that I have ever seen in my lifetime." Now, for the first time, Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption. Was Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature responsible for his success in baseball and business and his precipitous fall from grace? What lessons, if any, has he learned now that he has had time to think and reflect? Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lenny Dykstra
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-28
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780062407382


Lennyball

Lennyball

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lenny Dykstra
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 2016-07-12
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0062407368


Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Genre : Trademarks
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Release : 1990
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PSU:000066189169


The Stanton House

The Stanton House

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Genre : Architecture, Modern
Author : Barbara A. Yocum
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 394 Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433062535376


House Documents

House Documents

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Author : USA Congress House of Representatives
Publisher :
Release : 1876
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB11330852


House Documents

House Documents

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Genre :
Author : United States House of Representatives
Publisher :
Release : 1866
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB11037407


House Documents

House Documents

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Release : 1877
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB11361759


Index Of Trademarks Issued From The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Index Of Trademarks Issued From The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Genre : Trademarks
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Release : 1991
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : WISC:89049558018


Appendix To The House And Senate Journals

Appendix To The House And Senate Journals

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Genre : Missouri
Author : Missouri. General Assembly
Publisher :
Release : 1885
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CHI:78240745


Reports From The Court Of Claims Submitted To The House Of Representatives

Reports From The Court Of Claims Submitted To The House Of Representatives

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
Author : United States. Court of Claims
Publisher :
Release : 1860
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063905470