Billie Jean King, All In

Sun. Sep 12, 2021 at 8:00pm EDT
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Billie Jean King, All In

ATTENTION! NEW DATE!


DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THE EVENT WITH BILLIE JEAN KING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 8 PM. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ON THIS DATE, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU THE LINK TO THE RECORDING!


MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room and the National JCC Literary Consortium Present


BILLIE JEAN KING, All In: An Autobiography


In Conversation with Katie Couric, Award-winning Journalist and Founder, Katie Couric Media


Zoom Author Talk & Q & A


Partner Booksellers: A Cappella Books, Atlanta and Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books purchased through this site for US delivery will be signed! Signed books are NOT available in Canada. 


All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take 7 - 10 business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays!


THIS EVENT WILL BE PRE-RECORDED: PLEASE SEND YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE AUTHOR TO BOOKFESTIVAL@ATLANTAJCC.ORG!


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 peril after being outed—on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. 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. And 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.


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.


KATIE COURIC(@katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Since its launch in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than $600 million to support cutting edge collaborative science. In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media (KCM), which has developed a number of media projects,


Couric was the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, serving as anchor and
managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2006 to 2011 following 15-years as co-anchor of NBC’s Today show. She has won a duPont-Columbia, a Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Walter Cronkite Award, and multiple Emmys. She was twice named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and was a Glamour Magazine woman of the year three times. 


In addition to writing The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, Couric’s memoir will be published in the Fall of 2021


THIS EVENT WILL BE PRE-RECORDED: PLEASE SEND YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE AUTHOR TO BOOKFESTIVAL@ATLANTAJCC.ORG!


ZOOM LINK:


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