House of Nails

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

Explanation 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.

The House of Nails and Other Essays

The House of Nails and Other Essays
Author: Sayantani Dasgupta
Pages: 214
ISBN: OCLC:437052805
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No Nails No Lumber

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Excuses are Merely Nails Used to Build a House of Failure

Excuses are Merely Nails Used to Build a House of Failure
Author: C R
Pages: 102
ISBN: 165723035X
Available:
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Thomas Campbell Jackson
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0590446428
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

House

House
Author: Tracy Kidder
Pages: 341
ISBN: 0618001913
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Nails Noggins and Newels

Nails  Noggins and Newels
Author: Bill Laws
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780752494715
Available:
Release: 2006-02-16
Editor: The History Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 everyday bric-a-brac of the house in which you live, Nails, Noggins and Newels is written in a lively, informal style which will appeal to any DIY enthusiast.

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555100253
Available:
Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hard As Nails

Hard As Nails
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780758215840
Available:
Release: 2008-07-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. . .

Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 Documents

House Documents
Author: United States House of Representatives
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11037407
Available:
Release: 1866
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nailed

Nailed
Author: Christopher Frankie
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780762448289
Available:
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Running Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

House Documents

House Documents
Author: USA House of Representatives
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11037508
Available:
Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Hammer and Some Nails

A Hammer and Some Nails
Author: Mary T. Peterson
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781493151233
Available:
Release: 2013-12-13
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 met along the way, what they were wearing, what they said, what I said and how we resolved the countless dilemmas. The significance of this accomplishment only became fully apparent to me when I read this book. I did not understand the magnitude of her aspirations, how important it was to her or what a huge undertaking it was. Her persistence in light of the full awareness of potential for failure amazes me. She credits me for frequently solving looming disasters. In retrospect, my confidence was more a result of lack of knowledge. I didn't have the fear of failure, so was able to approach each situation objectively, with a clear head and nothing at stake. The entire project was a diversion for me - a vacation from my duties as a mother, wife and homemaker. My rewards were great and I thoroughly enjoyed this time in my life. This book is a wonderful tribute to the pursuit of a dream.

House of Commons Debates Official Report

House of Commons Debates  Official Report
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015086656652
Available:
Release: 1883
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The House and Home

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

Explanation of the Book:

House documents

House documents
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11380320
Available:
Release: 1878
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hammers Nails Planks and Paint

Hammers  Nails  Planks  and Paint
Author: Thomas Campbell Jackson,Randy Chewning
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0606064354
Available:
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

House Documents Otherwise Publ as Executive Documents

House Documents  Otherwise Publ  as Executive Documents
Author: United States. Congress. House
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555037357
Available:
Release: 1862
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062686873
Available:
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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