House of Nails

House of Nails
Author: Lenny Dykstra
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780062407382

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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.

No Nails No Lumber

No Nails  No Lumber
Author: Jeffrey Head
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-08-10
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781616891558

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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.

Every Excuse in the Book

Every Excuse in the Book
Author: Sasha ERICKSON
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2021-04-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798734900994

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Stop doubting yourself no more ifs or buts!!! Every excuse in the book will give you the motivation you need to see that you can, if you believe in the power of you. Negative thoughts equal negative outcomes; positive thoughts equal positive outcomes. Thinking positive creates the positive energy we need to move forward in life. No more excuses...

Cool Nail Art

Cool Nail Art
Author: Hannah Lee
Publsiher: Fons & Porter L C
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1440240809

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"Hannah Lee, creator of the popular YouTube channel Hannah Rox Nails, shares more than thirty new nail designs in [this book]. With tips on how to prep your manicure, clear step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-use tools, you can create ... nail art designs in your own home"--P. [4] of cover.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2122
Release: 1990
Genre: Patents
ISBN: UCLA:L0062099270

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2003-09-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743247221

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Hard as Nails

Hard as Nails
Author: Justin Fatica
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780385527170

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The cofounder of the Hard as Nails Ministries describes his unconventional methods of spreading the word of God, explains why he goes to such extremes to make his message heard, and presents stories of people whose lives have been transformed by his work.


Author: Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: HARVARD:32044094401171

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