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|Author||: Lenny Dykstra|
"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.
|Author||: Jeffrey Head|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
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.
|Author||: Hannah Lee|
|Editor||: Fons & Porter L C|
"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.  of cover.
|Author||: Sasha ERICKSON|
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...
|Author||: Justin Fatica|
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||: Thomas Campbell Jackson|
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.
|Author||: Tirzah Hawkins|
|Editor||: Natural Health Warriors|
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.
|Author||: William C. Kashatus|
|Editor||: University of Nebraska Press|
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.
|Author||: Gail Gibbons|
|Editor||: Holiday House|
Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works. Many different careers—including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers—are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life. A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can't get enough of Building a House by Byron Barton. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Fuild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
|Author||: C R|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. American Proverb. Lined Notebook Journal - 100 pages - Size: 6x9 inches.
|Author||: Donne Geer,Ginny Geer|
|Editor||: Weldon Owen International|
Great ideas for creating a professional-style manicure at home. From tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy ‘dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creative manicures—without a trip to the salon. Nail Candy is a breath of fresh air for nail-art enthusiasts—it’s sassy, fun, and full of DIY nail art tutorials that anyone can do. It contains more than 50 ideas presented in full-color photographs and cute line-art illustrations that show readers exactly how to achieve a certain style, ranging from arty to girlish to hardcore and more. Readers will learn how to mask their nails off to create simple patterns, use simple tools like striping brushes and dotting tools, add studs and decals for edgy flare, and create more ambitious paintings that rival works of art. Selected ideas include: · Sunset Silhouettes · Stained Glass · Sailor Knots · Tiny Tuxes · Geeky Video-Game Mani · Laser Nails · Harajuku Style · Mirrorball Nails · Dia de los Muertos Manu · Splatter Paint · Ikat Style · Wingtip Mani · Feathery Fingertips “A DIY nail art duo we love, Donne and Ginny push boundaries with their anything-but-boring designs.”—The Huffington Post
|Author||: Michael Slade|
|Editor||: Penguin Books|
Isolated in the Riverside Insane Asylum is the Ripper. He believes he's the notorious butcher who terrorized Whitechapel more than a century ago. The ghastly crimes he manipulates from his cell lead Zinc Chandler and the Special X investigators on a trail of unspeakable carnage. Original.
|Author||: Bill Laws|
|Editor||: The History Press|
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.
|Author||: Anthony Horowitz|
|Editor||: Mulholland Books|
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.