Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra

Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra

by Christopher Frankie
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Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra by Christopher Frankie


Nailed! is a dramatic biography of Lenny Dykstra—the heroic center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the '80s and '90s whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Nails.” Dykstra's unlikely post-baseball rise in the business world is a success story that is only matched by the sordid tale of his ultimate downfall.

From famously receiving financial guru Jim Cramer's ringing endorsement as “one of the best” stock prognosticators, to hanging out with Charlie Sheen and numerous prostitutes, to holding court in his 15 million California home, Dykstra lived a highflying lifestyle. He was the toast of the business world before his litany of crimes were detected and his empire began to unravel in 2009, leading to a conviction and prison sentence in 2012 with more charges pending.

Through compelling storytelling supported by extensive research and documentation—including interviews with many of Dykstra's friends, family, and business associates—Nailed! Peels back the layers of this onion to reveal that the criminal charges of grand theft auto, identity theft, vandalism, lewd behavior, sexual assault, and more are just the tip of the iceberg. This is an engaging read of a sports and business hero gone bad.




Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762448289
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 470 KB

About the Author

Christopher Frankie worked side-by-side with Lenny Dykstra as editor of The Players Club, Dykstra's high-end lifestyle and finance magazine, and as Dykstra's primary confidant. Frankie has been a financial journalist for over 15 years, and has written for Newsday, The Financial Times, and thestreet.com, among others. He lives in New York City.





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Lenny Dykstra is a con artist, but I believe that his grasp of reality is lost. Great read. Fascinating study in character dynamics. Dykstra had it all, lost a little, built a psuedo-empire, then reality struck and his con man salesmanship became less effective. Great sub-title to book....Improbable Rise and Spectacular fall of Lenny Dykstra. Nobody will feel sorry for this narcissistic person but his substance abuse/addictions as well as his mental deterioration makes it easy to relate to and to understand.