Believing in Magic: my story of love, overcoming adversity, and keeping the faith

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In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever.

On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who watched, his announcement became a pivotal moment not only for the nation, but his family and wife. Twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day--from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is the story of her marriage to Earvin nearly four decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined.

November 7, 2016 will mark a quarter-century since the announcement and Cookie's survival and triumph as a wife, mother, and God-fearing woman.

Cookie has never shared her full account of the reasons that she stayed and her life with Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Believing in Magic is her story.

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Grouping Titlebelieving in magic my story of love overcoming adversity and keeping the faith
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subject_facetAthletes' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Sound recordings
Basketball players -- Family relationships -- United States -- Sound recordings
HIV infections -- Psychological aspects -- Sound recordings
HIV-positive men -- United States -- Biography -- Sound recordings
Johnson, Cookie. -- Family -- Sound recordings
Johnson, Cookie. -- Marriage -- Sound recordings
Johnson, Cookie. -- Sound recordings
Johnson, Earvin, -- 1959- -- Health -- Sound recordings
Johnson, Earvin, -- 1959- -- Marriage -- Sound recordings
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title_displayBelieving in Magic : my story of love, overcoming adversity, and keeping the faith
title_fullBelieving in Magic [UNABRIDGED sound recording] : my story of love, overcoming adversity, and keeping the faith / Cookie Johnson with Denene Millner
title_shortBelieving in Magic
title_submy story of love, overcoming adversity, and keeping the faith
topic_facetAthletes' spouses
Basketball players
Family relationships
HIV infections
HIV-positive men
Johnson, Cookie
Johnson, Earvin
Psychological aspects