House of Nails
Score: 4
From 156 Ratings

House of Nails


  • Author: Lenny Dykstra
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 6742786 Bytes


"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen KingEclipsing 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 o...

House of Nails

House of Nails


  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062407382


House of Nails Book Description :

"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...

House of Nails

House of Nails


  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062407376


House of Nails Book Description :

Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails is a tale of Shakespearian proportions—a relentlessly entertaining ride that careens from the heights to the abyss. Lenny Dykstra, nicknamed “Nails” for his hustle and grit, approached the game of baseball—and life—with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a legendary member of the 1980s Mets and 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became “baseball’s most improbable post-career success story” (The New Yorker). But when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds m...

Nailed

Nailed


  • Author : Christopher Frankie
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762448289


Nailed Book Description :

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 convictio...

A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses


  • Author : Larry Haun
  • Publisher : Taunton Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781600854026


A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses Book Description :

Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and...

Woman on the Edge
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Woman on the Edge


  • Author : Samantha M. Bailey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982126759


Woman on the Edge Book Description :

A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps... In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning...

The House at the Edge of Night
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

The House at the Edge of Night


  • Author : Catherine Banner
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385686297


The House at the Edge of Night Book Description :

A sweeping, propulsive family saga set on a romantic and beautiful Italian island, for fans of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Beautiful Ruins. On the tiny, idyllic island of Castellamare, off the coast of Sicily, lies The House at the Edge of Night, an ancient bar run by the Esposito family. There, over the course of three generations--from the eve of World War One to the aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis--the Esposito women will fight to hold their family together against the threats that break across their shores. As lush and magical as the island at its centre, The House at the Edge of Night is a story of love and secrets, endurance, loss and, ultimately, triumph. From the Hardcover edition....

A  500 House in Detroit
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A 500 House in Detroit


  • Author : Drew Philp
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476798011


A 500 House in Detroit Book Description :

A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for $500 and attempts to restore it—and his new neighborhood—to its original glory in this “deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen…A standout” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, decides to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp buys a ramshackle house for five hundred dollars in the east side neighborhood known as Poletown. The roomy Queen Anne he now owns is little more than a clapboard shell on a ...

Nails  the Inside Story of an Amazin  Season

Nails the Inside Story of an Amazin Season


  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0385242530


Nails the Inside Story of an Amazin Season Book Description :

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...

Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House


  • Author : Meghan Daum
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307454843


Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House Book Description :

Chronicles the author's obsession with finding the perfect house, which culminated in her depleting her life savings to purchase a 900-square-foot bungalow with ancient plumbing and a junk-filled garage, in a book that explores the perils and pleasures of believing that only a house can make you whole. Reprint....

Special Deluxe
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Special Deluxe


  • Author : Neil Young
  • Publisher : Plume
  • Release Date : 2015-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780147516510


Special Deluxe Book Description :

The iconic rock star's New York Times bestselling follow-up to Waging Heavy Peace that "reads like a great Neil Young song plays." (The Buffalo News) In this acclaimed new memoir, New York Times bestselling author Neil Young has fashioned another extraordinary work of reminiscences told through the lens of one of his deepest passions: cars. A lifelong devotee and collector, Young explores his love for the well-crafted vintage automobile and examines his newfound awareness of his hobby's negative environmental impact. Witty, eclectic, candid, and filled with Young's original artwork, Special Deluxe will appeal to car lovers as well as the legions devoted to one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time....