Believing in Magic

  • by Cookie Johnson
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her poignant and touching memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares for the first time how her husband's HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago sent her life and marriage in a frightening new direction.
On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now 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, too, be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is far more than Cookie's account of surviving that trauma; it is the story of her marriage with Earvin and the nearly three decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined they'd take.


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Good story

Good story about relationships, love and resilience! it was also a wonderful illustration of how families stick together no matter what.
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- latina williams


I've always wondered how Cookie & Irvine stayed together & finally, we get to know. I loved reading this book & how honest she was in sharing their story. I highly recommend reading it - it's an inspiration to us all!
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- Marco

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio