On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. 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. Cookie has never shared her full account of her life with Earvin “Magic” Johnson and the reasons that she stayed. Believing in Magic is her story.