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Billie Jean

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First edition. Signed and inscribed by Billie Jean King.
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Hardcover, 220 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Viking Books (first published 1974)
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Michelle
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Nobody appreciates BJK more than I, but this book is not good. It’s incredibly dated and poorly written. Because it was written right after she was outed and sued, and she is clearly on the defensive; anything about her sexuality is discussed briefly and with deflection. There are a lot of good inside tennis tidbits about the beginning of the professional tennis era, but even those are compromised by poor writing, grand generalizations, and lack of structure.
Halina
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
More like a 2.5. I love BJK’s heroic efforts to achieve equality for women and her big wins. Unfortunately, this book isn’t particularly well written.
Theresa
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
REad this quite a while back, but read anything of tennis... Billie Jean is an icon and this book is great , there should be more on this tennis star. who advanced women's tennis and got them more money and better tournaments to play in, making it equal to men, was a tough go, but Billie had a lot to do with that!
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As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. She created new inroads for both genders in and out of sports during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today. King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
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