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Book Signing With Cookie Johnson, Wife Of NBA Legend Magic Johnson

Cookie Johnson will sign copies of her book, "Believing In Magic" today in New Rochelle.
Cookie Johnson will sign copies of her book, "Believing In Magic" today in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Magic Johnson will sign copies of her book this evening at Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle.

In her memoir, "Believing in Magic", she shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis 25 years ago changed the course of their lives forever.

Angelique Francis of B-Loved Entertainment will moderate a book discussion.

The memoir:

On Nov. 7, 1991, basketball legend 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.


Book signing/discussion: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at the restaurant, 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Admission is $10 (for hors d'oeuvres and cash bar); plus $30 for a copy of the book.

To benefit:

Proceeds will benefit the New York Covenant Community Development Corporation in support of Isaiah's room, which provides meals, advocacy and friendship to those in need, said a news release.

For information, contact Theresa Kump Leghorn at

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