House of Nails

House of Nails

Sinopsis

"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 spectacular 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.

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Capítulos

  • 001 House of Nails
    Duración: 14s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duración: 04min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duración: 12min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duración: 24min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duración: 33min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duración: 12min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duración: 26min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duración: 26min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duración: 05min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duración: 13min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duración: 03min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duración: 11min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duración: 15min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duración: 11min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duración: 10min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duración: 28min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duración: 14min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duración: 17min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duración: 17min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duración: 09min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duración: 17min
  • 022 Chapter 20
    Duración: 09min
  • 023 Chapter 21
    Duración: 28min
  • 024 Chapter 22
    Duración: 15min
  • 025 Chapter 23
    Duración: 13min
  • 026 Chapter 24
    Duración: 20min
  • 027 Chapter 25
    Duración: 07min
  • 028 Chapter 26
    Duración: 13min
  • 029 Chapter 27
    Duración: 13min
  • 030 Chapter 28
    Duración: 12min
  • 031 Chapter 29
    Duración: 06min
  • 032 Chapter 30
    Duración: 12min
  • 033 Chapter 31
    Duración: 10min
  • 034 Chapter 32
    Duración: 06min
  • 035 Chapter 33
    Duración: 09min
  • 036 Afterword
    Duración: 12min
  • 037 Credits
    Duración: 38s
  • sample
    Duración: 01min

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