Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Billie Jean King - a 21st Century Icon

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"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" - Robert Kennedy.


Billie Jean King was a dreamer and put those dreams into action.  Look what she accomplished:  from a tennis player, to a champion, to bringing about women's equality in sport, then bringing about greater equality in the workplace first in America, and along with others around the globe.

Read her story in Particular Passions:  Talks with Women who Have Shaped our Times.  This is a story for all people who want to see how dreams can turn into reality.... how you make it happen ...and it isn't magic. This chapter isn't about tennis, or even sports, it's about how people put their dreams into action.

" can’t force people. ..You can be persuasive if you explain to people that it is in their self-interest to do something…"  Billie Jean King from Particular Passions.

One reviewer said, "One of those rare, rare books that pick your life up, turn it around and point it in the right direction.  —K.T. Maclay

The New Year is fast approaching, be inspired by someone who dared to dream and make that dream come true.

Enjoy this brief and inspirational chapter on your kindle / ipad.

Photo: Lynn Gilbert, Cover: Jackie Merri Meyer