Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra has led an interesting life to say the least. Aside from banking over $35 million dollars during the course of his Major League career, Dykstra dabbled in stocks and then spent three years in prison on a variety of charges.

His colorful life is the focus of his new book House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge and he stopped by CBS Sports Radio’s Gio and Jones show to discuss another – shall we say, ‘colorful’ – aspect of his life on the edge.

In some of the interviews that he’s done to promote the book this week, we’ve learned that Dykstra is apparently paid to be a companion for older women.

“I’m a nice guy what can I say. I like to help people,” said Dykstra. “It’s a select group you know. Everybody needs a little bit of help and companionship, so that’s what I do, that’s who I am. I help somebody help somebody.”

Of course the follow-up question is, how does one get involved in being a companion for older women?

“It’s Beverly Hills, man,” said Dykstra. “I mean, it’s like the movies you know? There’s a lot of wealth and you combine that up with them being alone and then you’ve got action.”

That topic is just one of many that Dykstra has written about as part of his memoir. Dykstra is particularly proud of having written the book himself as opposed to using a ghost writer.

“I put a product together that I was proud of and I’m real happy that the book is being supported well,” said Dykstra. “I’ve gotten some great feedback from it and that makes me feel good because I know it’s a good book, it’s an honest book and it’s going to be a book like no one has ever read before.”

House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge is available now online and in stores.


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