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My Life

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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 autobiograp
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by Fawcett (first published April 25th 1983)
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Brian Berrett
Dec 10, 2012 Brian Berrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in 1992 this book is dated and focuses heavily on the events in Magic's life at that time, mainly his contracting the HIV virus. These are both understandable. In fact, I enjoyed researching him further on the Internet to see what has happened to him in the last 20 years.

The book is a fun read about the life of this amazing athlete who conquered everything in the world of basketball from high school championship to college championship to multiple NBA championships to NBA MVP awards to
Oct 05, 2016 JACK C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book because I love biographies and I love sports. I knew some about magic Johnson but here is where his story began. He was born into a large family of four kids later to have five he was the second youngest in his family of 3 boys two girls. His dad had 2 jobs and his mom had to handle five young kids. When magic was in grade school he would wake up at five and go to the school basketball courts because if he went after school there were older kids that wouldn't let him play ...more
Maisin Ray
Aug 11, 2016 Maisin Ray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read My Life, by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. This book included Earvin Johnson, his wife, Cookie, and his dad, Earvin Sr. It starts with his 4 years in high school and ends with him playing his last game as a professional basketball player, or from 1977-1992. Earvin decided to write a memoir of his life after he was drafted with the first pick in the 1979 NBA Draft to the Los Angeles Lakers. This was the start of his professional basketball career. In college, Magic, Michigan St., beat Larry Bird, ...more
Thomas Fawson
Jan 15, 2016 Thomas Fawson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Life Earvin "Magic" Johnson by Earvin Johnson, was a great biographic book, it was about the NBA all star.
It talks about how his life, from when he was a kid was just completely focused on 1 thing.
It brings up his childhood, how and where he grew up, and what it was like for him. Personally, I think "Magic" Johnson is a great idol to those that would like to successfully make it something they want to achieve. Not only sports reading this book showed me that there are always ups and downs in
Sep 09, 2013 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Produkcja odnosząca się do życia nikogo innego jak samego Earvina "Magika" Johnsona jest moją pierwszą a zarazem ulubioną produkcją biograficzną, traktującą o zawodniku sportowym.

Dlaczego takie a nie inne zdanie?

Produkcja nie skupia się na przedstawianiu Magika jako geniusza nad geniuszami w każdym aspekcie życia - tylko z racji tego, że jest postacią, którą każdy fan koszykówki jednym tchem wymieni w zestawieniu z innymi wielkimi pomarańczowej piłki. Jest to przygoda po prywatnym życiu Pana Jo
Malachi (Mitt) Romney
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 Adventist, Johnson comes across as a modest, straightforward, upbeat guy in this high-spirited if sanitized self-portrait. Fans will enjoy his replays of key games and seasons, as well as his frank impressions of his former Los Angeles Lakers teammates, coach Pat Riley, the Boston Celtics' Larry Bird and ...more
Al Steele
One of the biggest books i ever had to read , my coach forced me to read it because he didn't want non of us to get get off into woman on games. This book was very influencing i hate that i had to read tons of pages. But its a good book for basketball players it may take time but once you realize.As a young person you have nothing but time on your hands. Magic Johnson one the greatest went through it all this should give teens a state of mid to use protection . You know it a great book once your ...more
Brett Hess
For the biography book in class i read about Magic Johnson. Magic is arguable the best point guard to play the game. He came from a family of hardworking idividuals, his father didn't see him play much as a kid because he worked so much. He went and played at Michigan St. In the championship game he played his rival for the first time, Larry Bird. Bird went to the Boston Celtics and Magic was picked by the lakers. They continued there amazing rivarally. They would meet several times in the NBA C ...more
Thomas Colburn
Oct 05, 2013 Thomas Colburn rated it it was amazing
This book is about a former NBA star Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson. This book tells you about his entire life from when he was a little kid until now. It talks a lot about his friends and even his wife.He has always loved basketball since he was a little kid. Now he is considered one of the best players of all time. To tell you the truth, I am not a very big reader. but, when I find a very good book, I get hooked. I was so hooked on this book, I could never put it down. This book to me is a 10 out of ...more
Jordan Vander Meulen
This book is about Majic johnson who has grown up in a hard working family. Majics dad only saw his son play basketball a few times. Later in life he goes to the college of michigan state. They do good and make it to the championship game. There he plays Larry Bird his rival.( also another amazing basketball player) He then goes professional and is picked up by the Lakers. Majic and his wife have an on off relationship during this time. After he retires from the NBA he has become a AIDS speaker. ...more
Apr 24, 2014 Derrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the book is very great because i like books about athletes on there life and how they made to the pros.The was about how magic grew up in a small home with a lot of family memebers and how his single mother had to take care of his brothers and sisters,Also he tells us on how he worked hard at basketball to make it to the pros.When he maid it he said it was a blast wining championships and partying after every game until he was dignose with HIV.
Dec 29, 2012 Brandy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of Magic & I think that he is arguably the best point guard to ever play basketball! So I was really looking forward to reading a great biography about his life but I don't think this one was. It just didn't capture my attention or my emotions like I would have expected a story about Magic's life should. Not to take anything away from him or his family and the amazing things they gave done. I just didn't like the book.
Xander Echt
Jun 01, 2012 Xander Echt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My Life is a great book. If you love basketball then this is definitely for you. This shows how basketball was 45 years ago. Basketball is a lot different now. Magic Johnson explained his life very well in the book. Especially when he was a kid. He also explained his very well when he got diagnosed with aids.
Gabriel Joseph
I read this book when i was in 8th grade. The year was 1993. So ummm, i dont have that much to say. I liked it then, but who knows now. I mean come on, i am about to be 30 years old.
Kenneth Kinyanjui
Very inspirational book that even increased my level of training.
After reading this book, I felt very encouraged
Nov 29, 2012 Ethan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was an interesting autobiography about the life of magic johnson and how he overcame the hardships to strive in his basketball and life career.
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