NEW YORK -- Billie Jean King has a memoir coming this summer, and she calls it a journey to her “authentic self.”
“Early on, what was most apparent to me was that the world I wanted didn’t exist yet,” King writes in her book, according to an excerpt provided by Knopf. “It would be up to my generation to create it.”
King is also the author of “Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I’ve Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes,” released in 2008. King published a memoir in the early 1980s, “Billie Jean King: The Autobiography,” but says she rushed it out at the urging of her then-manager, who was concerned about her finances in the wake of her outing.
“That book was incomplete and written at a moment when I was not ready to share my truth," she said in a statement to The Associated Press. "'All In' is the first portrait of my life in full, told in my own words.”
“All In” is being edited by Jonathan Segal, who has worked on memoirs by Andre Agassi and Arthur Ashe.