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All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King
 

All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By King, Billie Jean

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    17 Aug 21

An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals--let alone athletes--of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie Jean King paved the way for a ...more open, inclusive, and equal sports environment. In her memoir, she takes us behind the scenes of the pro tennis tour, through her five years as the top-ranked woman in the world, her twenty Wimbledon championships, her thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous Battle of the Sexes. With her ever-present candour, King also describes the high personal price of public greatness. We see how she struggled to live authentically and the challenges she grappled with beneath the mask of fame, including entrenched sexism, an eating disorder and struggles with her sexual identity until her outing by a former lover led her to embrace her true self. We come to understand how, through it all, her unshakeable integrity, resilience, and sense of purpose allowed her time and again to overcome her obstacles, and, at a few dire moments, to rebound from near ruin. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking fighter for equality, world-class athlete, and an indomitable spirit.
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ISBN 9780241988459
Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241988459
Stock Release date is 17 August 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 17 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By King, Billie Jean
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Feminism
Tennis
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 617.1027
Weight 500g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Women tennis players - Biography - United States, Tennis players - Biography - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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