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All in : an autobiography

All in : an autobiography

In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career – six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, 20 Wimbledon championships, 39 grand-slam titles and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous 'Battle of the Sexes.' She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement.She describes the myriad challenges she's hurdled – entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial ruin after being outed – on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of 51. And she talks about how her life today remains one of indefatigable service. She offers insights and advice on leadership, business, activism, sports, politics, marriage equality, parenting, sexuality and love. She shows how living honestly and openly has had a transformative effect on her relationships and happiness. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking feminist, a world-class athlete and an indomitable spirit whose impact has transcended even her spectacular achievements in sports.

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920486298 LP 796.342 KIN
Large Print   . Available .  
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RSN 000069456767
ISBN 9780593460368
Call Number 796.342092
Dates King, Billie Jean
Edition Large print edition.
Attachments illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career – six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, 20 Wimbledon championships, 39 grand-slam titles and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous 'Battle of the Sexes.' She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement.She describes the myriad challenges she's hurdled – entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial ruin after being outed – on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of 51. And she talks about how her life today remains one of indefatigable service. She offers insights and advice on leadership, business, activism, sports, politics, marriage equality, parenting, sexuality and love. She shows how living honestly and openly has had a transformative effect on her relationships and happiness. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking feminist, a world-class athlete and an indomitable spirit whose impact has transcended even her spectacular achievements in sports.
King, Billie Jean.
Subject Women tennis players
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