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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

by Sayantani Dasgupta

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No Nails, No Lumber

No Nails, No Lumber
The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff

by Jeffrey Head

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2012-08-10
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1616891556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Nailed!

Nailed!
The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra

by Christopher Frankie

  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release : 2013-04-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0762448288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Box of Nails: This Old House

Box of Nails: This Old House

by Sean Michael

  • Publisher : Torquere Press, LLC
  • Release : 2012-11-21
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 1610403983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Devon used to be a server at the Hammer Club, the most exclusive BDSM club in town. But that was before he inherited a lot of money from his grandmother and decided to buy a big old house and convert it into apartments for Hammer Club waiters. It's hard to find decent, affordable housing and he wants to do something good for his fellow twinks. Unfortunately the house is in much worse repair than he knew when he bought it and he's slowly drowning under the weight of the demands from both the house, and the boys who live in it. Enter Barney, the contractor Devon calls in for an emergency fix of the building's pipes. Barney's heard of the Hammer Club, in fact he's saving up for a membership, but it's going to take a while on his blue collar salary. He falls for Devon on the spot and can only hope the feeling is mutual. He also wants to make sure none of DevonÍs twink friends are running roughshod over the man, and heÍs determined to help. Can they work together to find a way to keep Devon, and his old house, afloat?

Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails

Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails
A Fear and Anxiety Workbook

by Amalia Andrade

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0525506586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A funny and wise guide and workbook for conquering fears, from the existential to the everyday, and defeating the monster those fears can become: anxiety This is a book about fear. About how it works, how it takes hold over us, and how it dogs us from childhood (the monsters under the bed) to adulthood (careers, relationships, accidentally sending that risky text to the wrong person--all the things that make us want to bite our nails). But this is also a book about that monster our fear can warp into when it grows too powerful, a phenomenon we are all too familiar with and that more and more of us are struggling against: anxiety. Author and illustrator Amalia Andrade had her own battle with anxiety, and not only did she make it out the other side, she learned sometimes it's the very thing that almost sinks you that can save you. Through the lessons, exercises, and often hilarious personal stories Amalia shares in these pages, together you will learn how to make those feelings your friends and turn your fears into superpowers. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE

House of Dragons

House of Dragons

by Jessica Cluess

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2020-05-12
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0525648178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? THREE DARK CROWNS meets THE BREAKFAST CLUB with DRAGONS. When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year these five outcasts will answer the call. . . . THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death. THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again. THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game. THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free--he must take what he wants. THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

Hard As Nails

Hard As Nails

by HelenKay Dimon

  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0758215843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What's better than a man who's good with his hands? Try a trio of hard-bodied hunks who'll be happy to flip your house, your heart. . .and anything else you have in mind. . . This Old House Architect Cole Carruthers's mission is simple--visit his company's latest rehab project and cajole the sweet old lady who once owned it into vacating the premises. But the sultry, sledge-hammer-wielding woman he finds is far from old, nor particularly sweet. For reasons she won't reveal, Aubrey Matheson refuses to leave the house she claims is her birthright. As far as Cole's concerned, there's only one thing to do with this squatter: hunker down with her and discover every single one of her sexy secrets. . . All About Adam The last meeting tough-as-nails Becky Carter took with sharp-witted, wicked sexy lawyer and real estate rehabber Adam Thomas culminated in a scorching-hot game of kiss-and-run. Becky was the one running, and she's regretted it ever since. Now Adam's back to do some actual business. . .or so he says. If Becky has her way, this weekend of negotiation will speed from boardroom to bedroom--and stay there. . . Man at the Door After finding herself famous for all the wrong reasons, artist Erin McHugh just wants to fix up her house, open her art studio, and settle down out of the spotlight. Then job foreman Ray Hammond walks through her door and Erin recognizes broad-shouldered trouble. Hot, young, and always in the news, Ray is everything Erin wanted to avoid. The challenge is how to resist a guy who can build anything, fix anything--and make Erin feel everything. . .

Hammers, Nails, Planks, and Paint

Hammers, Nails, Planks, and Paint
How a House is Built

by Thomas Campbell Jackson

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780590446426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

by Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o

  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 709
  • ISBN : 0375420525
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Way I See It

Way I See It
A Look Back at My Life on Little House

by Melissa Anderson

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2011-03-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0762762616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When other girls her age were experiencing their first crushes, Melissa Sue Anderson was receiving handwritten marriage proposals from fans as young, and younger, than she was. When other girls were dreaming of their first kiss, Melissa was struggling through hers in front of a camera. From age eleven in 1974 until she left the show in 1981, Melissa Anderson literally grew up before the viewers of Little House on the Prairie. Melissa, as Mary, is remembered by many as “the blind sister”—and she was the only actor in the series to be nominated for an Emmy. In The Way I See It, she takes readers onto the set and inside the world of the iconic series created by Michael Landon, who, Melissa discovered, was not perfect, as much as he tried to be. In this memoir she also shares her memories of working with guest stars like Todd Bridges, Mariette Hartley, Sean Penn, Patricia Neal, and Johnny Cash. In addition to stories of life on the set, Melissa offers revealing looks at her relationships off-set with her costars, including the other Melissa (Melissa Gilbert) and Alison Arngrim, who portrayed Nellie Oleson on the show. And she relates stories of her guest appearances on iconic programs such as The Love Boat and The Brady Bunch. Filled with personal, revealing anecdotes and memorabilia from the Little House years, this book is also a portrait of a child star who became a successful adult actress and a successful adult. These are stories from “the other Ingalls sister” that have never been told.

House of Commons Debates, Official Report

House of Commons Debates, Official Report

by Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1897
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reports from the Court of Claims, Submitted to the House of Representatives, During the First Session of the Thirty-fourth Congress[-third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress], 1855-'56 [-1862-'63].

Reports from the Court of Claims, Submitted to the House of Representatives, During the First Session of the Thirty-fourth Congress[-third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress], 1855-'56 [-1862-'63].

by United States. Court of Claims

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • 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 :
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 3122
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The House of Silk

The House of Silk
A Sherlock Holmes Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Release : 2011-11-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0316196983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Once again, THE GAME'S AFOOT... London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society. The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes. Destined to become an instant classic, The House of Silk brings Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print...until now.

Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons

by Great Britain House of Commons

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1803
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifth Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Sweating System

Fifth Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Sweating System
With an Appendix

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Sweating System

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

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

House

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.

Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives

Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives

by New Zealand. Parliament

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1927
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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