My Life

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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"A true emotional phenomenon...Entertaining...Of particular interest to fans will be the evolution of Johnson's relationship with Bird, his great karmic partner in the game."
He's faced challenges all of his life, but now Magic Johnson faces the biggest challenge of all, his own brave battle with HIV. In this dramatic, exciting, and inspirational autobiography, Magic Johnson allows readers into his life, into his tirumphs and tragedies on and off the court. In his own exuberant style, he tells readers of the friends and family who've been constant supporters and the basketball greats he's worked with. It's all here, the glory and the pain the character, charisma, and courage of the hero called Magic.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Magic's second autobiography, far richer than his first (Magic, 1983), for this one (written with Novak, coauthor of autobiographies of Nancy Reagan, Lee Iacocca, etc.) details not only the ... Read full review

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This is the latest of several books about Johnson, the Los Angeles Laker star who stunned the entire country last year when he revealed that he had tested positive for HIV. Johnson here recounts his ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Earvin "Magic" Johnson was born on August 14, 1959. He played basketball for Michigan State University before becoming a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. During his career, he earned three NBA MVP Awards, won an Olympic gold medal in 1992, was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He retired in 1996. In 1991, he learned he was HIV positive and contracted the disease through having multiple sexual partners during his playing career. The Magic Johnson Foundation was originally created to help combat HIV, but grew to include other charitable goals including revitalizing ethnically diverse urban communities. He is the author of numerous books including Magic's Touch: From Fast Break to Fundamentals with Basketball's Most Exciting Player and 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business. In 2010 he co-authored When the Game Was Ours with Larry Bird.

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