Score: 4
From 153 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...

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...

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...

In the Dream House
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

In the Dream House


  • Author : Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher : Strange Light
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771094514


In the Dream House Book Description :

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope--haunted houses, erotica, bildungsroman--in which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at...

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....

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....

The Phenomenon
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Phenomenon


  • Author : Rick Ankiel
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396875


The Phenomenon Book Description :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, ...

Macho Row

Macho Row


  • Author : William C. Kashatus
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496200259


Macho Row Book Description :

Colorful, shaggy, and unkempt, misfits and outlaws, the 1993 Phillies played hard and partied hard. Led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, and Mitch Williams, it was a team the fans loved and continue to love today. Focusing on six key members of the team, Macho Row follows the remarkable season with an up-close look at the players’ lives, the team’s triumphs and failures, and what made this group so unique and so successful. With a throwback mentality, the team adhered to baseball’s Code. Designed to preserve the moral fabric of the game, the Code’s unwritten rules formed the bedrock of this diehard team whose players paid homage and respect to the game at all times. Trusting one another and avoiding ideas of superstardom, they con...