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Offside - Sean Avery

Offside

Author Sean Avery

  • Published: 2017-10-24
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 119 Customers Review
Price: $16.99

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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Amazing Insight

    5
    From jacobpullen
    Loved Sean Avery’s book. Never liked him when he was playing, even with my favourite team, the Dallas Stars, but after reading the book, I respect and admire him as an athlete and as a human being. Sean shares amazing stories from his time in the NHL, stories you’d never head anywhere else. This is a 100% must-read if you’re a hockey fan, or a fan of pro sports in general.
  • Great book

    5
    From Hockeycrazyguy
    Honest and and refreshing!!
  • Well done

    5
    From Db canadiana
    Always thought you were a huge dick. Your book changed my mind .... slightly.
  • Sean Avery offside

    5
    From Brutus913
    Breath of fresh air. Insightful and entertaining, Sean Avery is a man of our time.
  • If you like hockey you'll love this book.

    5
    From Smythe67
    If you like hockey you'll love this book.
  • Great read

    5
    From Dr. Mike Hunt
    I have a new perspective if Avery after this book
  • Offside by Sean Avery

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

    5
    From 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 !