New York Times Bestseller
Tennis legend and equal rights champion Billie Jean King’s definitive new autobiography, written with Maryanne Vollers and sportswriter Johnette Howard, launched August 17, 2021.
From U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, September 4, 2021:
“King’s memoir – written with the sports journalist Johnette Howard and writer Maryanne Vollers – is a vivid and detailed account of her rise to sporting greatness and her struggles to attain equal treatment for women in a shockingly discriminatory sport…King revels in drama and tension, both in her tennis and in her storytelling.”
From The New York Times, August 17, 2021:
“King’s book arrives with the same exquisite timing that has defined her style of play as well as her life… “All In” reads as a manifesto, like “Letters to a Young Poet” with a heavy dash of bell hooks. Billie Jean King is not done yet, but as she says here, “If you’re in the business of change, you have to be prepared to play the long game.” Her book is a powerful rallying cry, in a life full of them, for how she hopes we play the game after she’s gone.”
From The Washington Post, August 29, 2021:
“[The] title works on two levels. It captures King’s “all-in” approach to tennis as an intense, attack-minded competitor over a 32-year pro career. It also signals the autobiography’s breadth. The highs and lows of her life are “all in” the pages….At 77, King is not a former tennis champion on a late-life victory tour. She is a woman who approaches each day with an open heart and clear intention. Each day brings one more chance to do good, to be kind, to speak up for what’s right, to lead an authentic life and encourage others to do the same, and to inspire the next generation.”