Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Today, Janeane spoke with controversial hockey star, Sean Avery, about his book, "Ice Capades - A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey." LISTEN here!

Controversial hockey star offers a revealing look at high living and bad behavior in the NHL—coupled with behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife

LISTEN to today's show with Sean Avery.

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.

Sean Avery discusses:

· 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.

· How while playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season.

· Some of the unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited, including Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, and gay rights advocate.

Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Ice Capades offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

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 intern, a model, an advertising executive, and a restaurateur. He is married to model Hilary Rhoda and lives in New York. Twitter: @imseanavery / Instagram: @imseanavery / Snapchat @seanavery

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