In “All In,” Billie Jean King tells the story of her life in her own words, from growing up as a tennis prodigy to becoming one of the most celebrated and influential athletes in history. Regarded as one of the greatest female players ever, King won 39 Grand Slam titles-12 more than any other woman-and was instrumental in breaking down barriers for LGBTQ+ people both inside and outside of sport. This intimate autobiography is an inspiring read for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a champion on and off the court.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a champion on and off the court. It tells Billie Jean King’s story of her life, from when she was growing up as a tennis prodigy to becoming one of the most celebrated athletes in history. She talks about how she helped break down barriers for LGBTQ+ people and what that journey was like. This autobiography is inspiring and motivational read.
- Billie Jean King is an incredible athlete and has a powerful story to share
- The book tells the history of one woman’s journey, which can be inspiring for anyone
- It breaks down barriers and shines a light on LGBTQ+ lives
- The author does not shy away from difficult topics, which might make some readers uncomfortable.
- The book is dense and may be challenging for non-sports fans to get through.
- It is not organized chronologically, so it can be a bit tricky to follow at times.
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Billie Jean King is a tennis champion, LGBTQ+ activist, and New York Times bestselling author. She was the No. 1 ranked female player in the world for five years and won 39 Grand Slam titles-more than any other woman in history. After publicly coming out as gay in 1981, she became an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights both inside and outside of sport. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her to serve on the board of advisors for his My Brother’s Keeper Initiative-a White House program aimed at improving opportunities for boys and young men of color-and she continues to be a vocal leader in the fight against discrimination today. “All In” is her highly anticipated autobiography, telling the story of her life in her own words from growing up as a tennis prodigy to becoming one of America’s most celebrated athletes.
“Billie Jean King has always been a trailblazer, and in her autobiography she doesn’t shy away from the tough moments. She details what it was like to grow up as a tennis prodigy, break through gender barriers in sports, and come out as gay during the height of the AIDS crisis. Her story is honest, inspiring, and will leave you cheering for more.”
“Billie Jean King has always been an inspiration, both in and out of the tennis world. In her autobiography, she shares openly and honestly about her life – from the lows to the highs and everything in between. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it means to be a champion.”
“Billie Jean King is one of the most important figures in not just tennis history, but LGBTQ+ history as well. Her autobiography, All In, tells her story in her own words-and it’s an inspiring read. If you want to understand what it takes to be a champion on and off the court, then this book is for you.”