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 House Of Nails And Other Essays

The House Of Nails And Other Essays

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Genre : Dissertations, Academic
Author : Sayantani Dasgupta
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:437052805


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 : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9781616891558


Excuses Are Merely Nails Used To Build A House Of Failure

Excuses Are Merely Nails Used To Build A House Of Failure

Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. American Proverb. Lined Notebook Journal - 100 pages - Size: 6x9 inches.

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Author : C R
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2020-01-07
Total Pages : 102 Pages
ISBN : 165723035X


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


House

House

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 341 Pages
ISBN : 0618001913


Nails Noggins And Newels

Nails Noggins And Newels

Starting at the front door, this book takes a look at our homes through different eyes, revealing the history of every part from the bricks and beams to pelmets, lights and water pipes; from wallpaper, windows and paints to floors, fires and fitted kitchens. Crammed with fascinating facts about the everyday bric-a-brac of the house in which you live, Nails, Noggins and Newels is written in a lively, informal style which will appeal to any DIY enthusiast.

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Genre : House & Home
Author : Bill Laws
Publisher : The History Press
Release : 2006-02-16
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780752494715


Reports From Select Committees Of The House Of Lords And Evidence

Reports From Select Committees Of The House Of Lords And Evidence

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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Publisher :
Release : 1889
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:555100253


Nailed

Nailed

Nailed! is a dramatic biography of Lenny Dykstra—the heroic center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the '80s and '90s whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Nails.” Dykstra's unlikely post-baseball rise in the business world is a success story that is only matched by the sordid tale of his ultimate downfall. From famously receiving financial guru Jim Cramer's ringing endorsement as “one of the best” stock prognosticators, to hanging out with Charlie Sheen and numerous prostitutes, to holding court in his 15 million California home, Dykstra lived a highflying lifestyle. He was the toast of the business world before his litany of crimes were detected and his empire began to unravel in 2009, leading to a conviction and prison sentence in 2012 with more charges pending. Through compelling storytelling supported by extensive research and documentation—including interviews with many of Dykstra's friends, family, and business associates—Nailed! Peels back the layers of this onion to reveal that the criminal charges of grand theft auto, identity theft, vandalism, lewd behavior, sexual assault, and more are just the tip of the iceberg. This is an engaging read of a sports and business hero gone bad.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Christopher Frankie
Publisher : Running Press
Release : 2013-04-02
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780762448289