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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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Official Report of Debates, House of Commons

Official Report of Debates, House of Commons
A Book

by Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • 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.

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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Debates in the House of Representatives

Debates in the House of Representatives
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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House of Commons Debates, Official Report

House of Commons Debates, Official Report
A Book

by Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords

Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1888
  • 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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Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before a Committee of the House of Commons

Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before a Committee of the House of Commons
Being a Committee of the Whole House, to Whom it was Referred, to Consider So Much of His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to Both Houses of Parliament on the 25th Day of January 1785, as Related to the Adjustment of the Commercial Intercourse Between Great Britain and Ireland

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1785)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1785
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before a Committee of the House of Commons, Being a Committee of the Whole House, to Whom the Bill for Repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for Granting New Duties in Lieu Thereof; was Committed

Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before a Committee of the House of Commons, Being a Committee of the Whole House, to Whom the Bill for Repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for Granting New Duties in Lieu Thereof; was Committed
A Book

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1789
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada

Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada
A Book

by Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Bed of Nails

A Bed of Nails
The History of P. MacCallum & Sons Ltd of Greenock, 1781-1981, a Study in Survival

by John R. Hume,Michael S. Moss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beds of Nails and Roses

Beds of Nails and Roses
Witty Observations on Enjoying Life as a Modern Woman

by Irma Kurtz

  • Publisher : Dodd Mead
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9780396082026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing and Building Your Own House Your Own Way

Designing and Building Your Own House Your Own Way
A Book

by Sam Clark

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978-09
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780395254868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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House of Commons Debates

House of Commons Debates
Débats de la Chambre Des Communes

by Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1914
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 : 1861
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Southeastern Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeology
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada

Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada
A Book

by Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • 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 : 1867
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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