House of Nails

House of Nails
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Author: Lenny Dykstra
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062407382
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

Reports from the Court of Claims Submitted to the House of Representatives

Reports from the Court of Claims Submitted to the House of Representatives
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Author: United States. Court of Claims
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063905470
Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown

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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555101152
Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown

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Official Report of Debates House of Commons

Official Report of Debates  House of Commons
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Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2887185
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

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Scammell s Universal Treasure house of Useful Knowledge

Scammell s Universal Treasure house of Useful Knowledge
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Author: Henry Bucklin Scammell
Pages: 1616
ISBN: PRNC:32101064180589
Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown

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Journal of the House of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon

Journal of the House of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon
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Author: Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433019341571
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

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Journals of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick

Journals of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick
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Author: New Brunswick. House of Assembly
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435063957286
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown

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Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105022674803
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown

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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
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555100262
Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown

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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand
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Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:C2685970
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown

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United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3993565
Release: 1925
Editor: Unknown

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Appendix to the House and Senate Journals of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri

Appendix to the House and Senate Journals of the     General Assembly of the State of Missouri
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Author: Missouri. General Assembly
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112109849205
Release: 1881
Editor: Unknown

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Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112107102136
Release: 1846
Editor: Unknown

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Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia

Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia
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Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:C2544109
Release: 1846
Editor: Unknown

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House Documents

House Documents
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Author: USA Congress House of Representatives
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11330886
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown

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House of Commons Debates Official Report

House of Commons Debates  Official Report
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Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015068462921
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

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Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia

Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia
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Author: Nova Scotia. General Assembly. House of Assembly
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2885020
Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown

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Hammer and Nails

Hammer and Nails
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Author: Josh Bledsoe
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781936261833
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Flashlight Press

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Nominee: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy CLEL Bell Award, TALK 2017-2108 Chickadee Award Darcy has plans. She and her friend are going to play dress up, do each other's hair, and polish their nails. Daddy has plans, too. He's going to read the paper, mow the lawn, and fix the fence. When Darcy's friend cancels and she's sure her day is ruined, Daddy suggests that they tackle their to-do lists together with a Darcy-Daddy Day. Daddy dons a tutu, and Darcy gives him a fancy hair do. They groom the lawn with Her Majesty's Mowing Service and face off in a Daddy-directed sock battle. But will Darcy want to hammer? Will Daddy do nails? Stepping outside their comfort zones, Darcy and Daddy opt to be open-minded and even a bit daring. As Daddy says, "Sometimes things you've never done end up being fun!" With a gung-ho attitude, Darcy masters the hammer, and Daddy goes for it with the nails.

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada
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Author: Canada. Parliament
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2888934
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown

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"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435066607151
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown

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