Monday, October 22, 2018

'Original Nine' Star Julie Heldman Pens Memoir Detailing Alleged Abuse by Tennis Legend Mother

Dying to read "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey," Julie Heldman's inside scoop on women's tennis's Original Nine, which New York Times tennis writer Ben Rothenberg calls "powerful and painful."

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Description: In the mid-20th century, the Heldmans were tennis royalty. Julie was a volatile and gutsy tennis star, twice ranked number 5 in the world. Her mother, Gladys, was broadly admired for her unique magazine, World Tennis, and for engineering the women's tennis revolution. No one guessed that Gladys's hidden emotional abuse was the source of Julie's powerful drive. "Driven" is a highly readable insider's account of a pivotal time in women's tennis history; an in-depth look at Gladys's complex character; and the revealing story of Julie's interior journey, both on and off the court.

Sarah Silverman played Gladys Heldman to great effect in last year's "Battle of the Sexes" ...

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I always thought of Julie and Gladys as the ultimate mother-daughter combo. I guess you never really know what goes on behind closed doors. 

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