I just finished reading Christopher Frankie’s Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra.
This is a fascinating story.
Most everyone knows about Lenny Dykstra the baseball player. And, many know about his post-playing career run owning car washes and as a stock prognosticator – thanks to a now famous HBO Sports segment on him. And, if you’re paying attention to the news, you may know that he landed himself in a lot of trouble with his actions.
Nailed is the inside scoop on all this – via Chris Frankie (who worked side-by-side with Lenny Dykstra as editor of The Players Club, Dykstra’s high-end lifestyle and finance magazine).
Dykstra, to be polite, is a character. His antics, as reported in the book, will have you in amazement. Even more so, it’s astonishing to see how many took his bait and allowed themselves to follow him (getting nothing, but aggravation and financial hardship, in return).
Seriously, as you read this book, you will find yourself having “WTF!?” moment, after moment, as you learn about how Dykstra acted and conducted his business.
I truly enjoyed reading Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra. Yes, it may fall more under the category of “Guilty Pleasure” in terms of following along – because it is somewhat of a freak show. But, man, it was some ride. And, I recommend checking this one out.