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


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


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


House Of Nails

House Of Nails

Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails is a tale of Shakespearian proportions—a relentlessly entertaining ride that careens from the heights to the abyss. Lenny Dykstra, nicknamed “Nails” for his hustle and grit, approached the game of baseball—and life—with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a legendary member of the 1980s Mets and 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became “baseball’s most improbable post-career success story” (The New Yorker). But when the real estate bubble burst 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. Now, for the first time, Dykstra tells all about his tumultuous career on and off the field. House of Nails asks no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lenny Dykstra
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Release : 2017-05-30
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0062407376


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 : Patents
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 2122 Pages
ISBN : UCLA:L0062099270


Hard As Nails

Hard As Nails

The cofounder of the Hard as Nails Ministries describes his unconventional methods of spreading the word of God, explains why he goes to such extremes to make his message heard, and presents stories of people whose lives have been transformed by his work.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Justin Fatica
Publisher : Image
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780385527170


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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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-09-23
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9780743247221


Transactions

Transactions

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


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


Overcoming Autoimmune Book Three

Overcoming Autoimmune Book Three

Are you ready to learn how to stop one of the biggest causes of inflammation and immune system overload? In spite of the vast array of autoimmune symptoms and diseases, the majority of them have the same root cause. My goal is to help you discover and address the cause; because when you address the cause, the symptoms go away. This series of books is meant to help you step-by-step, at your own pace, understand the beautifully complex systems of your body, how your emotions affect your physical health, and how to begin improving your health no matter where it is currently. This book focuses on two key nutrients that most people are either not consuming enough of or are using incorrectly: water and enzymes. A lack of water is a key factor in fatigue and being unable to use the energy your body is storing for you. Digestive enzymes are vital for calming the overworked immune system but most people aren't taking the right ones. I pray this book meets you where you are at in your health journey and provides you with some steps forward. Tirzah Hawkins is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has personally overcome her own health issues including allergies (seasonal and food), anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain issues.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Tirzah Hawkins
Publisher : Natural Health Warriors
Release : 2021-04-24
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN :