House of Nails

House of Nails
Author: Lenny Dykstra
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062407382
Language: en
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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
Release: 2012-08-10
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781616891558
Language: en
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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
Release: 2021-04-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 87
ISBN: 9798734900994
Language: en
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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
Release: 2014
Editor: Fons & Porter L C
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1440240809
Language: en
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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
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000066189046
Language: en
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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Release: 1951
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9780743247221
Language: en
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Transactions

Transactions
Author: Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society
Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:32044094401171
Language: en
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The House of Silk

The House of Silk
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Mulholland Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316196987
Language: en
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For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Once again, The Game's Afoot... London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society. The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes. Destined to become an instant classic, The House of Silk brings Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print...until now.

Hard as Nails

Hard as Nails
Author: Justin Fatica
Release: 2009
Editor: Image
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9780385527170
Language: en
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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.

Overcoming Autoimmune Book Three

Overcoming Autoimmune Book Three
Author: Tirzah Hawkins
Release: 2021-04-24
Editor: Natural Health Warriors
Pages: 146
ISBN:
Language: en
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Are you ready to learn how to stop one of the biggest causes of inflammation and immune system overload? In spite of the vast array of autoimmune symptoms and diseases, the majority of them have the same root cause. My goal is to help you discover and address the cause; because when you address the cause, the symptoms go away. This series of books is meant to help you step-by-step, at your own pace, understand the beautifully complex systems of your body, how your emotions affect your physical health, and how to begin improving your health no matter where it is currently. This book focuses on two key nutrients that most people are either not consuming enough of or are using incorrectly: water and enzymes. A lack of water is a key factor in fatigue and being unable to use the energy your body is storing for you. Digestive enzymes are vital for calming the overworked immune system but most people aren't taking the right ones. I pray this book meets you where you are at in your health journey and provides you with some steps forward. Tirzah Hawkins is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has personally overcome her own health issues including allergies (seasonal and food), anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain issues.

Macho Row

Macho Row
Author: William C. Kashatus
Release: 2019-04-01
Editor: University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781496214089
Language: en
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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 any notions of superstardom, they consistently rubbed the opposition the wrong way and didn’t care. William C. Kashatus pulls back the covers on this old-school band of brothers, depicting the highs and lows and their brash style while also digging into the suspected steroid use of players on the team. Macho Row is a story of winning and losing, success and failure, and the emotional highs and lows that accompany them.

House of Beauty

House of Beauty
Author: Melba Escobar
Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780008264253
Language: en
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A thought-provoking Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota

House Documents

House Documents
Author: USA House of Representatives
Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11036884
Language: en
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Nails Noggins and Newels

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

I m Keith Hernandez

I m Keith Hernandez
Author: Keith Hernandez
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780316395762
Language: en
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Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping literary memoir and New York Times bestseller. Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent -- not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and competitive temperament -- that transcended the sport and propelled him to a level of renown that few other athletes have achieved, including his memorable appearances on the television show Seinfeld. Now, with a striking mix of candor and self-reflection, Hernandez takes us along on his journey to baseball immortality. There are the hellacious bus rides and south-of-the-border escapades of his minor league years. His major league benchings, unending plate adjustments, and role in one of the most exciting batting races in history against Pete Rose. Indeed, from the Little League fields of Northern California to the dusty proving grounds of triple-A ball to the grand stages of Busch Stadium and beyond, I'm Keith Hernandez reveals as much about America's favorite pastime as it does about the man himself. What emerges is an honest and compelling assessment of the game's past, present, and future: a memoir that showcases one of baseball's most unique and experienced minds at his very best.

House of Dragons

House of Dragons
Author: Jessica Cluess
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780525648178
Language: en
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Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? Three Dark Crowns meets The Breakfast Club with DRAGONS. When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year these five outcasts will answer the call... THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death. THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again. THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game. THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free--he must take what he wants. THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

Peter Lee s Notes from the Field

Peter Lee s Notes from the Field
Author: Angela Ahn
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Tundra Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780735268258
Language: en
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Eleven-year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. But in one summer, that all falls apart. Told in short, accessible journal entries and combining the humor of Timmy Failure with the poignant family dynamics of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Lee will win readers' hearts. Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust. Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren't quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once -- he needs time to sketch out a plan.

Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain House of Commons
Release: 1803
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 766
ISBN: BSB:BSB10213026
Language: en
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Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Release: 1803
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015056560504
Language: en
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Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails

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