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All in|Billie Jean King|Tenis|9780241988459|LDR Sport - Libros de Ruta

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'A constant role model in my life, Billie Jean King is a leading example of integrity in the face of adversity. The book's powerfully honest and unapologetic candor is a reflection of King's brilliant mark on the world and the glass ceilings she shattered' Serena Williams

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, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine 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 fifty-one. 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.





All In de Billie Jean King es una lectura obligada para todos aquellos interesados en los deportes, la igualdad de género, el activismo, el liderazgo y la justicia social. Esta autobiografía inspiradora y íntima de la campeona de la igualdad incluye su brillante carrera de tenis, sus esfuerzos inquebrantables por la justicia y su compromiso incesante con la equidad. Esta narrativa poderosa y sin filtros es un reflejo de la marca brillante que King ha dejado en el mundo y los techos de cristal que ha logrado romper. Billie Jean King detalla en este relato su viaje por la vida para encontrar su verdadero yo, narrando su carrera de tenis revolucionaria, las veinte victorias en Wimbledon, los 39 títulos de Grand Slam y la histórica derrota de Bobby Riggs en la famosa Batalla de los Sexos. Además, recuerda el marco cultural de aquellos años y el profundo impacto que la movilización de la mujer tuvo en su visión del mundo, así como de los asesinatos y protestas anti-guerra de los años 60, el movimiento por los derechos civiles y, finalmente, el movimiento por los derechos LGBTQ. King también describe los desafíos que ha enfrentado en su camino, desde el sexismo arraigado, un trastorno alimenticio, hasta la bancarrota cercana luego de que su identidad sexual fuera revelada, todo esto con la finalidad de reconocer pública y sin reservas su identidad sexual a los 51 años. Ella habla acerca de cómo su vida hoy sigue siendo un servicio incansable, ofreciendo sabiduría y consejos sobre liderazgo, negocios, activismo, deportes, política, igualdad matrimonial, crianza, sexualidad y amor. Esta es la historia de una feminista visionaria, una atleta de clase mundial y un espíritu indomable cuyo impacto ha trascendido aún más sus logros espectaculares en el deporte. Billie Jean King es un ejemplo a seguir para todos aquellos que luchan por la igualdad y la justicia social.

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Billie Jean King
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BILLIE JEAN KING is the first female athlete to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the Women's Tennis Association, and the Women's Sports Foundation; she co-founded World Team Tennis; and she is part of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2006, the National Tennis Center was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In 2020, the Fed Cup was renamed the Billie Jean King Cup, making it the first global team sports competition named for a woman. She was one of Life magazine's 100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century, and in 2018 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. She is an Adidas Global Ambassador, a past member of the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and a past member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She lives in New York.

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