SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, SEAN AVERY! 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. Sean Avery played for thirteen seasons in the toughest professional sports league in the world, the National Hockey League. He played for some the NHL's most storied, glamorous franchises, in Detroit, Los Angeles, Dallas, and with the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player you either loved-- or hated. In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's mega-hit Ball Four did for baseball. Sean goes deep inside the sport to reveal how athletes and management really play the game, especially in these see-all tell-all days of social media. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades goes beyond the walls of the arena and the locker room to take the reader inside the other worlds that Sean dove into while playing a game where you were supposed to keep your head down and your mouth shut. Avery worked as an intern at Vogue Magazine, as a model, an advertising executive, and as the owner of a couple of bars and restaurants in Manhattan. He also became a political activist, being the first pro athlete to come out in support of marriage equality. Sean Avery turned the idea that pro hockey players have to play by a bland set of rules right on its head, and he changed both the game and himself. Just as Ball Four transcended the -sports book- genre, Ice Capades will attract that same large audience to take them on a rollickingly honest and compelling ride through the world of 21st century pro sport through the eyes of one of its most interesting and original players.