House Of Nails

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


The Nail House

The Nail House

'Life is guerrilla war, a constant struggle. You have to know when to retreat and when to attack.' Lindon, an Australian project manager with a failed marriage behind him, is lured to China with the promise of a lucrative salary. His task: to solve the problem of a "nail house," the home of a stubborn old man who refuses to relocate, even as the bulldozers move in and the skyscrapers grow around him. But as Lindon negotiates with the old man's family, he finds sense where there is none, and love where there is war.

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Genre : Australians
Author : Gregory Baines
Publisher : Fairlight Moderns
Release : 2019-08
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 1912054965


No Nails No Lumber

No Nails No Lumber

Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895–1982) developed Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis. Best known for his elegant Spanish Colonial–revival estates in Southern California, Neff had a private passion for his dome-shaped "bubble houses" made of reinforced concrete cast in position over an inflatable balloon. No Nails, No Lumber shows the beauty and versatility of Neff's design in new and vintage photography, previously unpublished illustrations, and archival material and ephemera.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Jeffrey Head
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2012-08-10
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781616891558


Every Excuse In The Book

Every Excuse In The Book

Stop doubting yourself no more ifs or buts!!! Every excuse in the book will give you the motivation you need to see that you can, if you believe in the power of you. Negative thoughts equal negative outcomes; positive thoughts equal positive outcomes. Thinking positive creates the positive energy we need to move forward in life. No more excuses...

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Author : Sasha ERICKSON
Publisher :
Release : 2021-04-08
Total Pages : 87 Pages
ISBN : 9798734900994


Cool Nail Art

Cool Nail Art

"Hannah Lee, creator of the popular YouTube channel Hannah Rox Nails, shares more than thirty new nail designs in [this book]. With tips on how to prep your manicure, clear step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-use tools, you can create ... nail art designs in your own home"--P. [4] of cover.

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Genre : Art
Author : Hannah Lee
Publisher : Fons & Porter L C
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 1440240809


Hammers Nails Planks And Paint

Hammers Nails Planks And Paint

A step-by-step description of how a new house is built, from the architect's first blueprint to the day a family moves into their new home.

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Product Details :

Genre : Dwellings
Author : Thomas Campbell Jackson
Publisher :
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0590446428


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
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1990
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PSU:000066189046


House Of Beauty

House Of Beauty

A thought-provoking Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota

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Product Details :

Genre : Fiction
Author : Melba Escobar
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2018-03-08
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780008264253


Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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Product Details :

Genre : Fiction
Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1951
Total Pages : 190 Pages
ISBN : 9780743247221


Transactions

Transactions

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Genre :
Author : Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044094401171