My Life by Earvin Magic Johnson

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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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Earvin Magic Johnson played thirteen seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2002. Currently he is chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and vice president and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Published February 20, 2009 by Fawcett. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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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 prestidigitation of the NBA's greatest point guard but also the stunning 1991 revelation of HIV infection t...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of My Life

Publishers Weekly

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Basketball superstar Johnson's straight talk on AIDS gives his autobiography its thrust and power. Born in Lansing, Mich., son of an hardworking auto assembly-line worker and a pious Seventh-Day Adven

Nov 02 1992 | Read Full Review of My Life

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I was standing there having a casual conversation with King Juan Carlos, my occasional hunting partner, when we were joined by Blair and his charming, outspoken wife, Cherie, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi,” Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and c...

Feb 04 2007 | Read Full Review of My Life

The New York Times

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William Jefferson Clinton's "My Life" is, by a generous measure, the richest American presidential autobiography - no other book tells us as vividly or fully what it is like to be president of the United States for eight years.

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Publishers Weekly

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A six-week PW bestseller by the star basketball player who retired due to HIV diagnosis.

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Open Letters Monthly

Reading For My Life, this plenteous collection of book reviews by the late John Leonard (who successfully gave himself lung cancer and died of it in 2008), begins with an aphoristic Introduction by E.

Mar 02 2012 | Read Full Review of My Life

ForeWord Reviews

Ultimately this assumed mask is another form of Play since this is the same Johnson who was kicked out of a handful of spiritual centers for his unscrupulous misbehavior.

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The Hollywood Reporter

In a poignant and moving passage, Moore describes how the priest’s efforts to bring him back to the church were a metaphor for Zabelka’s own struggle to reconcile the war and his faith.

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