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House of Nails

House of Nails
A Memoir of Life on the Edge

by Lenny Dykstra

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0062407384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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.

The House of Nails and Other Essays

The House of Nails and Other Essays
A Book

by Sayantani Dasgupta

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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House

House
A Book

by Tracy Kidder

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 9780618001910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence
A Book

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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House Documents

House Documents
A Book

by United States House of Representatives

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1866
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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House Documents

House Documents
A Book

by USA House of Representatives

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Hammer and Some Nails

A Hammer and Some Nails
A Book

by Mary T. Peterson

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2013-12-13
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1493151231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This account of Mother building her own house is a remarkable story filled with her vision, fears, anxiety, anguish, determination and joy in fulfilling a lifetime dream. Mother kept a journal throughout the process, so was able to recall even the smallest details in her thought process, the people we met along the way, what they were wearing, what they said, what I said and how we resolved the countless dilemmas. The significance of this accomplishment only became fully apparent to me when I read this book. I did not understand the magnitude of her aspirations, how important it was to her or what a huge undertaking it was. Her persistence in light of the full awareness of potential for failure amazes me. She credits me for frequently solving looming disasters. In retrospect, my confidence was more a result of lack of knowledge. I didn't have the fear of failure, so was able to approach each situation objectively, with a clear head and nothing at stake. The entire project was a diversion for me - a vacation from my duties as a mother, wife and homemaker. My rewards were great and I thoroughly enjoyed this time in my life. This book is a wonderful tribute to the pursuit of a dream.

House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents

House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents
13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session

by United States. Congress. House

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950
Eighty-first Congress, Second Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 3122
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Saga of the Green Nails

The Saga of the Green Nails

by J. Lesley Graham

  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 1681394995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking a single Quality of Life pill did away with all sickness, including the infirmities associated with old age. The only side effect was the fingernails and toenails turned bright green. Plain Nails, the miniscule minority who refused to become Green Nails, soon became the pariah of humanity. Then the unthinkable happened. The five founders of GreenLife, the company manufacturing and distributing the pills, died on the fifth anniversary of them becoming Green Nails. Worse, their bodies melted into gelatinous blobs. It now became a race against time, with a deadline of only five years. Dr. Jim Graywolf, a Plain Nails, struggled to protect his family and his small community against the upcoming ugliness. The President of the United States struggled to save as many Plain Nails as he could so the country would have a future. The world struggled to find a cure before all of the Green Nails die off.

Nails, Noggins and Newels

Nails, Noggins and Newels
An Alternative History of Every House

by Bill Laws

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2006-02-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0752494716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Ghost Nails (World of Ghost Exile short story)

Ghost Nails (World of Ghost Exile short story)

by Jonathan Moeller

  • Publisher : Azure Flame Media, LLC
  • Release : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caina Amalas is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, the leader of the Emperor's spies in the city. Deadly danger stalks her at every turn, and Caina needs all the allies she can find. So when someone tries to murder a powerful magistrate under the roof of one of her allies, Caina must act. Because if she doesn't, the killer may come for her next...

Males, Nails, Sample Sales

Males, Nails, Sample Sales
Everything a Woman Must Know to be Smarter, Savvier, Saner, Sooner

by Stephanie Pierson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-09-25
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0743264223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A reference for women on how to stay informed in today's competitive, often contradictory world makes real-life recommendations for everything from dressing fashionably and buying a house to ending unproductive relationships and working with other professionals. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
A Book

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1849
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives

Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives
A Book

by New Zealand. Parliament

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1927
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
A Book

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1699
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords
A Book

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
A Book

by Great Britain House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1803
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tougher Than Nails

Tougher Than Nails
A Book

by Amanda Flores

  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release : 2018-06-07
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1525511246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The next day he came for my children. The time to go had come.... The river was very strong and very cold.... When I heard the sound of the helicopter, my heart pounded....” Choices must be made whether bad or good. I went from hot El Salvador to cold Canada, but my faith kept me cool and kept me warm and safe, just like I kept my family. The Salvadorian civil war didn’t kill me, the Rio Grande didn’t drown me, la migra didn’t catch me, Canadian winters haven’t frozen me. Yet. Many people have had trials and tribulations and chose the wrong attitude to get through them. I did the same until I truly listened to my heart and the voice of God. Using His map, I took my family from the dark into the light. I didn’t know how to swim, speak English, shovel snow, drive, or sometimes feed my family. But I am a survivor, a fierce wife and an even fiercer mother. Some people say I’m tougher than nails. My life shows that determination and faith—and strength—can lead to wonders. I hope my story can inspire people—my children, my grandchildren, everybody.

Arguments Before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives

Arguments Before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives
In February and March, 1878, on House Bill 1612, to Amend the Laws Relating to Patents

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Patents

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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