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Cookie Johnson Talks About 'Believing In Magic' At New Rochelle Signing

Event moderator Angelique Francis of B-Loved Entertainment with author Cookie Johnson and journalist Caroline Clarke Graves.
Event moderator Angelique Francis of B-Loved Entertainment with author Cookie Johnson and journalist Caroline Clarke Graves. Photo Credit: Nick Carter
Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with Alvin Clayton of Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle.
Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with Alvin Clayton of Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Nick Carter
Cookie Johnson signed copies of her new book “Believing in Magic” at a launch party Alvin & Friends restaurant.
Cookie Johnson signed copies of her new book “Believing in Magic” at a launch party Alvin & Friends restaurant. Photo Credit: Nick Carter
New Rochelle Council on the Arts Board members Linda Tarrant-Reid, Theresa Kump Leghorn and Donna Sanders attended Cookie Johnson’s book signing event at Alvin & Friends.
New Rochelle Council on the Arts Board members Linda Tarrant-Reid, Theresa Kump Leghorn and Donna Sanders attended Cookie Johnson’s book signing event at Alvin & Friends. Photo Credit: Nick Carter

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - One of NBA history’s most famous first ladies took a break from her worldwide book tour to make a quick stop in New Rochelle recently, where she shared her tale about “Believing in Magic.”

Last week, Cookie Johnson, the wife of NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson visited Alvin and Friends for a book signing party of her recently released memoir, “Believing in Magic,” where she spoke about her life being married to the Lakers legend.

Cookie came to New Rochelle by way of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday, “Good Morning America” and the Steve Harvey Show, as the continues her international tour.

In her memoir, Cookie offered insights into her marriage and motherhood, her family’s faith and how Magic’s HIV diagnosis in 1991 changed the course of their lives. Following her discussion - moderated by Angelique Francis - the author signed copies of her book for the capacity audience, with proceeds benefitting the New York Covenant Community Development Corporation, in support of Isaiah’s Room.

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