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  • The Autobiography of Billie Jean King
  • By: Billie Jean King
  • Narrated by: Billie Jean King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

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Phenomenal. Inspiring. Honest.

What a legend. I knew some of BJK’s story but this honest account of her life-long fight for equality, and personal acceptance and happiness, is a must-read.
Equally powerful, and at times moving, to her Billie narrate it herself.

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Extraordinary

The most extraordinary account of a woman trailblazer. I would read it all again in a heartbeat. A true example of someone who fights for equity and equality for all people. She will never stop. Brilliant.

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Inspirational , woman, life, love, and action

Very inspiational
And made so real by BJK own story telling.
It has already made a difference to the way I think.
Thank you Billy Jean

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Wonderful and inspiring for men and women

Such honesty and frankness. She has touched so many people and her legacy will be profound.

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Inspirational

What a role model she is, incredible life story. Full of wisdom and struggle which I really resonated with.

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What a Woman!

Inspiring and motivational AND a great listen! She has such a lovely voice. I love her honesty and openness about who she really is - warts and all. She is unashamedly proud of her driven nature and the hugely important role she has played (and continues to play) in the feminism movement and particularly in the world of women's sport.

Well done, Billie Jean.

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Such an important and moving story

And to hear Billy Jean herself read it is such a treat. Very inspiring to hear the emotion in her voice.

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amazing

what an amazing life book , brilliant book . enjoyed listening too it great

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A gift to the listener.....

...there is something special when an author with passion, fire and tenderness reads their book and BJ proves it. Her life story holds much wisdom and truth and self-determination of the best kind....thanks for sharing your soul.....

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Excellent. BJK What an inspiration

Wonderfully interesting!.. heartfelt memoir of a truly remarkable human being and equally remarkable career.. BJK narration very warm and full of feeling and occasionally very emotional. 👏🏻BJK

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