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The Resource All in : an autobiography, Billie Jean King, with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers

All in : an autobiography, Billie Jean King, with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers

Label
All in : an autobiography
Title
All in
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Billie Jean King, with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Billie Jean
Dewey number
796.342092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Howard, Johnette
  • Vollers, Maryanne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Billie Jean
  • Women tennis players
  • Lesbians
Target audience
adult
Label
All in : an autobiography, Billie Jean King, with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069704857
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
481 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241988459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1262018935
Label
All in : an autobiography, Billie Jean King, with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069704857
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
481 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241988459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1262018935

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