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  • Published 20081107
  • ISBN: 9780733323935
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

MANY THINGS CHANGED changed for me on November 7, 1991. I was ten and watching Magic Johnson speak at his most famous press conference.

‘Because of the HIV virus I have obtained, I will have to announce my retirement from the Lakers today,’ he said.

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Martin McKenzie-Murray

Martin McKenzie-Murray is a political speechwriter, former broadcaster, and freelance writer based in Perth, Western Australia.His interests are broad and contradictory, equally captured by...

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