Ice Capades by Sean Avery & Michael McKinley

Ice Capades

By Sean Avery & Michael McKinley

  • Publication Date: 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 75 Ratings)

Book Overview

**One of Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Books of 2017**

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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Recent Reviews

  • Slightly entertaining

    By J.R.V.
    Stevie Wonder can see that this guy is his own worse enemy. Ego coupled with rabid insecurity are him in a nutshell. The book was fairly entertaining if not very repetitive.
  • Great book

    By LSmafia34
    Awesome book with cool inside perspective.
  • Best sports biography out there!

    By crazycarsten
    I don’t typically give reviews on books but this time I felt the need to tell others about what they are to expect. This book is exactly the way Sean played the game: in your face and not shy to say what he thought or felt. It’s a honest book that takes you through the journey that was Sean’s hockey career as well as his life off the rink (which I found very interesting). There were many parts of the book that I really enjoyed. Getting to hear some stories on legends, such as Chelios or Hull was really great to read and showed some other, really, unknown sides to the reader. I just bought a second copy to gift my dad with on Christmas. He’s always been a big fan of Sean. I recommend this book to anyone not too sensitive and with an interest to hear about the NHL in an unfiltered manner.
  • Best sports memoir ever

    By G.P 16
    This is the greatest and. Standard to sports memoirs
  • Great Easy Ready

    By Photodavid78
    Couldn’t put it down.
  • I wanted it to be even better

    By Hade fox b
    I love hockey and enjoy Avery's in ice antics. Book was good, not great. Wanted juicier info on who he really hated. Most of it concentrated in John Tortorella but there had to be way more.
  • Great Read

    By Ro909
    Really enjoyed this book. Avery is a great story teller and it’s fun reading about the behind the scenes of hockey. A must read for any hockey fan.
  • Great book

    By Jeffwilkens
    I haven’t read a book in many years. And I’ve never read a book as fast as I have read this. As a die hard ranger fan and a fan of Avery this book brought back so many memories and it was a great insiders experience
  • Nope

    By Mushel Schubshur
    First Trump, now Avery. They’ll give book deals to anyone...