House of Nails

House of Nails
Author by: Lenny Dykstra
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062407382
Language: en
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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
Author by: Sayantani Dasgupta
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 214
ISBN: OCLC:437052805
Language: un
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Official Report of Debates House of Commons

Official Report of Debates  House of Commons
Author by: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2887171
Language: en
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No Nails No Lumber

No Nails  No Lumber
Author by: Jeffrey Head
Release: 2012-08-10
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781616891558
Language: en
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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.

House of Commons Debates Official Report

House of Commons Debates  Official Report
Author by: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000070384697
Language: en
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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
Author by: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 3122
ISBN: UIUC:30112119651708
Language: en
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Debates in the House of Representatives

Debates in the House of Representatives
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:39000005677435
Language: en
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Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails

Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails
Author by: Amalia Andrade
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780525506584
Language: en
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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

House
Author by: Tracy Kidder
Release: 1999
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 341
ISBN: 0618001913
Language: en
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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 Commons and Evidence Communicated to the Lords

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons  and Evidence  Communicated to the Lords
Author by: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Release: 1843
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555097568
Language: en
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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
Author by: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105027996490
Language: en
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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
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062686881
Language: en
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Bed of Nails

Bed of Nails
Author by: Random House
Release: 1997-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0099846713
Language: un
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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
Author by: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1785)
Release: 1785
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 216
ISBN: CHI:096176920
Language: en
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Excuses are Merely Nails Used to Build a House of Failure

Excuses are Merely Nails Used to Build a House of Failure
Author by: C R
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 102
ISBN: 165723035X
Language: en
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Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. American Proverb. Lined Notebook Journal - 100 pages - Size: 6x9 inches.

Hammers Nails Planks and Paint

Hammers  Nails  Planks  and Paint
Author by: Thomas Campbell Jackson
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0590446428
Language: en
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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.

The House and Home

The House and Home
Author by: Lyman Abbott
Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433006784916
Language: en
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The House of Silk

The House of Silk
Author by: Anthony Horowitz
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Mulholland Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316196987
Language: en
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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.

A Bed of Nails

A Bed of Nails
Author by: John R. Hume,Michael S. Moss
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 148
ISBN: UVA:X000949354
Language: en
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Nails the Inside Story of an Amazin Season

Nails  the Inside Story of an Amazin  Season
Author by: Lenny Dykstra,Marty Noble
Release: 1987
Editor: Doubleday Books
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0385242530
Language: en
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The outspoken center fielder of the New York Mets tells the inside story of the team's '86 season, with details on their victories in the playoffs and the World Series and insights into the team's off-the-field controversies