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Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey (Signed Book)

by Sean Avery , Michael McKinley

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Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey (Signed Book)
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Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey (Signed Book) by Sean Avery, Michael McKinley

Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL—coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA.

As one of the NHL’s most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.
 
In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete’s life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited—Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, gay rights advocate, and many more.
 
Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the “sports book” genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

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ISBN-13:
9780525533375
9780525533375
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/24/2017
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
336
336
Sales rank:
4,246
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
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About the Author

Sean Avery is a Canadian former professional hockey player. During his time with the NHL, Avery played left wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers. In addition to hockey, Avery has also worked as a Vogue Magazine intern, a model, and a restauranteur. He is married to model Hilary Rhoda and lives in New York.

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- B-loNY
November 22, 2017
First let me say I was given a copy by NetGalley in exchange for a ...
First let me say I was given a copy by NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I grew to love hockey back when The Broad Street Bullies, The Big Bad Bruins, Canadians, Rangers and others ruled the game. I saw some of the best hockey had to offer and was lucky enough to meet many of the stars of the game. Some of the greatest were the nicest, most down to earth and some of the newbies were the rudest and ego filled. The older more established players would look at the young players and shake their heads, and say they will never learn to enjoy the camaraderie. Players, trainers, broadcasters and even some referees and linesman put aside egos and differences after games and found common grounds. The great ones had egos, but most never lost the ability to relate to the fans. Mr. Avery's story isn't a new one, nor is it the best or the worst I have ever read. I imagine his ego proceeded him wherever he went, the way it did a lot of players. He fills his story with a lot of information on the life of a player and the work they have to do to succeed. I think my major problem with the book was that no matter where he went or what he did he seemed to believe that he knew better and more than anyone else. He constantly tells you what a wonderful fashionista he was, which made me laugh. He would have been the butt of a lot jokes with his short pantsuit back in the 60's & 70's. While his story was interesting, his I'm great attitude overpowered a story, that could have been a positive effect on young players, but instead became a primer on what not to do. The one thing that I wish he would of elaborated on was the struggle and death of a young teammate. That section was heartfelt and sincere and is something that young players should have drilled into their heads, not the cavalier attitude of drinking and drugs that is prevalent in this sport and many others.
- SamK161
December 1, 2017
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