Remembering when Billie Jean King made history in Phoenix 50 years ago

By Jeff Metcalfe, published by Arizona Republic

Billie Jean King invested almost half a decade into the research and writing of her recently published autobiography, “All In,” a 420-page opus that reached almost twice that length before editing.

“We had to get it down, there’s so much I wish I could have put in,” says King, who partnered with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers on the writing and credits Helen Russell for a lead research role. “But I think this is the essence, which is what you’re trying to get to.”

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