By Jim Korkis
By Lenny Dykstra
"Tough, instantly, provoking, and surprisingly attractive. the most effective activities autobiographies i have ever learn. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King
Eclipsing the normal activities memoir, House of Nails, by way of former international champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic story of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly exciting American epic that careens among the heights and the abyss.
Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the sport of baseball -- and lifestyles -- with mythic depth. in the course of his decade within the majors as a middle fielder for the mythical Eighties Mets and the Nineties Phillies, he used to be named to 3 All-Star groups and performed in of the main memorable international sequence of the fashionable period. An overachiever identified for his seize hits, excessive on-base percent, and competitive security, Lenny was once later pointed out via his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane because the prototypical "Moneyball" participant in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails additionally outlined a infamous period of extra in baseball.
Then got here a moment act no novelist might plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra turned a celebrated enterprise multi-millionaire and funding guru. Touted as "one of the good ones" through CNBC's Jim Cramer, he turned "baseball's so much inconceivable post-career luck tale" (The New Yorker), paying for a $17.5-million mansion and touring the area by way of deepest jet. but if the financial system imploded in 2008, Lenny misplaced every little thing. Then the feds moved in: convicted of financial disaster fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served and a part harrowing years in legal, the place he used to be the sufferer of a savage beating via legal guards that knocked out his entrance teeth.
The day-by-day Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous upward push and spectactular fall used to be "the maximum tale that i've got ever noticeable in my lifetime."
Now, for the 1st time, Lenny tells all approximately his tumultuous profession, from fighting via crippling soreness to steroid use and drug dependancy, to a lifetime of indulgence and extra, then, an epic plunge and the lengthy street again to redemption. was once Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature accountable for his luck in baseball and enterprise and his precipitous fall from grace? What classes, if any, has he realized now that he has had time to imagine and reflect?
Hilarious, unflinchingly sincere, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves not anything left unsaid.
By Chloe Dee Noble
“Reminiscent of Harper Lee, the yankee south of the Fifties comes alive at the pages of Chloe Dee Noble's "Wild Things." because the tale spread out, i may nearly listen the June insects buzzin' and odor the clean laundry drying within the sunshine. I completely loved it and it left me eager to learn extra from Ms. Noble.”
~ Cindy, Ohio
“Rear Elephant used to be the 1st of your books that I learn and that i used to be captivated from the 1st web page. you've got a present for storytelling that intrigues and leaves me eager to pay attention extra. Rear Elephant is a private examine a lifestyles well-lived - now not consistently beautiful, yet continually sincere, and with a solid of colourful characters that saved me from commencing to finish. the start pulled at my heartstrings and made me cry, whereas different components had me giggling out loud. thanks, Ms. Chloe Dee, for sharing the adventure of your lifestyles with us. i glance ahead to examining more.”
~ Cindy Adkins, artist, writer and editor
By Phil Jackson
By George Kennedy
By Dan Keppel
It changed into . . . a $2,000,000 Wealth ReserveTM
—to insure a few dangers at a reduce premium,
—to pay for giant purchases with no paying bank card curiosity, and
—to offer $160,000 a yr for all times at retirement.
They took good thing about the miracle of compounding: Contributions of $120,000 grew to become $2,000,000
By Harriet Bronson,Sylvia Cary
“A marriage are able to live to tell the tale extra-marital intercourse, yet extra-marital love is a shipwreck from which such a lot marriages by no means recuperate. Our marriage did not.” — Harriett Bronson
Born in Philadelphia, HARRIETT BRONSON went to drama university to ful ll her dream of happening the recent York level. as a substitute, she met and married a fellow appearing scholar (known this present day as Charles Bronson) and him to California. After 16 years, kids and a high-pro le divorce, Harriett back came upon herself searching for a occupation. She attempted appearing, modeling and a listing of alternative objectives till serendipity intervened and she or he ended up as a radio speak convey host, enjoyed it, and spent the following 9 years doing it—on either KABC and KIEV in la. focusing on interviewing non-celebrities who're doing attention-grabbing issues, she stuck on. One reviewer dubbed her husky “purr” because the “best voice on overdue evening radio.” this present day, she nonetheless loves drawing humans out in conversations. “It’s within the blood,” she says.
- A behind-the-scenes examine a excessive profile Hollywood marriage and divorce
- Never-before-seen images from the Bronson kinfolk Album
- Insights into what it appears like to be an ex “Mrs. Famous”
By Rebecca Scott
With Katt at his top, all at once his profession starts to take a downward slope for the worst. a narrative visible again and again earlier than, as this comic as soon as cherished via thousands has now develop into a media punching bag struck with monetary struggles, criminal trials, and rumored insanity.
However, what separates Katt Williams from every one of these abused entertainers, is that he used to be in a position to realize who's precise enemy was once, the satan. in the earlier few years, Katt Williams has professed his love and religion in Jesus Christ. Which, in contrast to his friends, provides him the entire virtue in warring with the occult . regrettably, due to this company statement of Christ-centered fact, it additionally has became him right into a basic aim at the Illuminati radar.
By Ruth Lehrer
“Religion-lite might be hypocritical,” Ruth writes, “but what we have to be apprehensive approximately is religion-heavy.” She nonetheless wears her 1960’s pendant trumpeting “War isn't fit for kids and different dwelling things.” Jewish mom jokes, a sure-fire winner in a comedian’s arsenal, are stereotypical and exaggerated. yet for her, they comprise greater than a nugget of fact. Her mammoth remorse isn't talking Yiddish together with her sons.
By Judith Harris