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Author : Lenny Dykstra
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-28
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0062407384
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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.


Author : Sayantani Dasgupta
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page : 214
Category : Dissertations, Academic
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Author : United States. Court of Claims
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Release : 1861
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Category : Law reports, digests, etc
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Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
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Release : 1883
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Author : Random House
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Release : 1997-10-01
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Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
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Release : 1951
Page : 3122
Category : United States
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Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
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Release : 1879
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Category : Canada
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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
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Release : 1843
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Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
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Release : 1900
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Category : Canada
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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Release : 1877
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Author : Oliver Schuegraf
Publisher : Canterbury Press
Release : 2013-01-07
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1848254415
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The story of The Community of the Cross of Nails, born from the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in 1940. Today, it works in 40 countries to build peace, heal the wounds of history and enable people to grow together in hope. This illustrated guide tells its remarkable story from the beginning, reflecting on the meaning of reconciliation today.


Author : Maryland. General Assembly. House of Delegates
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Release : 1844
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Category : Maryland
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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Release : 1827
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Category : Great Britain
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Author : Great Britain House of Commons
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Release : 1796
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Author : New Brunswick. House of Assembly
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Release : 1847
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Category : New Brunswick
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Author : C R
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2020-01-07
Page : 102
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781657230354
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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.


Author : New Zealand. Parliament
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Release : 1927
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Category : New Zealand
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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1785)
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Release : 1785
Page : 216
Category : Great Britain
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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Release : 1789
Page : 160
Category : Electronic book
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Release : 1836
Page : 927
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