House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge by Lenny Dykstra
English | 2016 | Non-Fiction, Memoir | 5.5 MB
In one of the wildest and most entertaining sports memoirs that will ever be published, legendary center fielder Lenny Dykstra offers a no-holds-barred account of his larger-than-life journey, a Shakespearian tale of highs and lows spanning his years with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, through his headline-filled post-baseball career.
Nicknamed “Nails” for his toughness and grit, Lenny Dykstra approached the game of baseball (and his after-hours activities) with mythic intensity. In his decade in the majors (1985-1996), he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era: winning the championship with the iconic 1986 New York Mets, and playing a starring role in the 1993 World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies, a Fall Classic that inspired Roger Angell to write, “This series will linger in mind not just for its immoderate events but for its panoply of featured players and character actors . . . a double touring company seemingly assembled by Hogarth or Fellini.”