Earvin 'Magic' Johnson has played for the Los Angeles Lakers since 1979. He has been named the National Basketball Association's Most Valuable Player three times in the USA. He now also heads the Magic Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated to AIDS research, and is the author of Safer Sex: What You Can Do to Avoid Aids. He lives in Los Angeles.
William Novak has co-authored the best-selling autobiographies of Lee Iacocca, Tip O'Neill, Nancy Reagan and Oliver North. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and their three sons.