Offside by Sean Avery

Offside

By Sean Avery

  • Release Date: 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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Description

Hockey's most polarizing figure takes us inside the game, shedding light not only on what goes on behind closed doors, but also what makes professional athletes tick.

As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on their head. For thirteen seasons, he played for some of the 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 who was sometimes loved, sometimes despised, and always controversial.

     In Offside, Avery displays his trademark candor 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 pro athletes' lives, from how they spend their money and their nights off to how they stay sharp and conditioned and employed. Avery also examines his singular career path–while playing the talented villain on ice, he skated out of character in the off-season, taking on unexpected and unprecedented roles: Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restaurateur, gay rights advocate, and many more.

     Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Offside transcends the sports book genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of twenty-first-century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

Reviews

  • Offside by Sean Avery

    5
    By BT90210
    One of the best hockey books that I have ever read. Great insider stories. Sean Avery delivers a knockout book.
  • Awesome book by Aves

    5
    By Reno King 22
    Great read, very accurate portrayal of the nhl lifestyle.
  • Amazing read!!!

    5
    By Macezac
    This was an amazing read. Avery is authentic, honest and pulls no punches in this book. It gave me great insight into the NHL! Definitely worth the read !

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