When you fall in love with a professional athlete, you sign up for a life in the spotlight. But when the love of your life is super-star basketball legend, Earvin Magic Johnson, the light in which you stand is brighter than anyone could ever imagine.
Cookie Johnson, mother, devoted philanthropist, passionate spokesperson and NY Times Best-selling author, thought she knew exactly what she was in for when she married her college sweetheart, Magic Johnson. With the guidance of her faith, family and friends and the counsel of the other “basketball wives” Cookie found herself settling into her new life as one of the most well-known, first ladies of the NBA.
But what if one day your husband held a press conference and made an announcement that would change not only your world, but THE world -- forever? Would you let fear win and turn your back on society before it could turn it’s back on you? Or would you have the courage to use that press conference to help galvanize a movement that would give a face and a voice to the thousands of people who were dying everyday from HIV and AIDS.
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