House of Nails

Written By Lenny Dykstra
House of Nails
  • Publsiher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 28 June 2016
  • ISBN : 0062407384
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled House of Nails by author: Lenny Dykstra which was release on 28 June 2016 and published by HarperCollins with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "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.

House of Nails

House of Nails
  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0062407384
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Summary : "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 ...

The House of Nails and Other Essays

The House of Nails and Other Essays
  • Author : Sayantani Dasgupta
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 214
  • ISBN : 0062407384
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-12-13
  • Total pages : 270
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
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  • Release Date : 1869
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  • Release Date : 1847
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  • Author : William PAIN (Architect)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1799
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Total pages : 3122
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Summary : Read online Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments 1950 written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services, published by which was released on 1951. Download full Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of ...

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  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1828
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Total pages : 354
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-16
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Azure Flame Media, LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Total pages : 70
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Summary : 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, ...

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  • Author : Rebecca Ferrell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 152
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Summary : Read online Archaeological and Architectural Investigations at Site 44AB436 the Dawson House Albemarle County Virginia written by Rebecca Ferrell, published by which was released on 1996. Download full Archaeological and Architectural Investigations at Site 44AB436 the Dawson House Albemarle County Virginia Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-09-25
  • Total pages : 240
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