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“Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer” – Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love.
The true story of a fiery young woman’s heartwarming and hilarious journey from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of a cure from a debilitating illness. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, goats wearing sweaters, radical medical treatment, an unexpected romance, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing.
When everyone gave up on her, she risked her own life to find it
When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease (and a host of other conditions), the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life–from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago.
After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure–but it was a highly experimental stem cell treatment, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her.
Knowing the risks and armed with her self-created motto “when life kicks your ass, kick back,” Amy convinced her parents, packed her bags, and flew across the world anyway.
Praise for This Is How I Save My Life
The most-liked book on New York City’s Subway Reads
Off The Shelf named it one of the 13 most powerful memoirs
“Amy Scher is a brave warrior and wonderful writer.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
One Amazon reader, writes, “This book will save your life.”
Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire says This Is How I Save My Life is “a heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life.”
“In her stunning new memoir, the refrain “we are the healing we’ve been waiting for” rings
throughout…a beautiful testament to resilience that veers from the comical to the tragic.” – LA Review of Books
If you’re struggling in any way right now, get this book. It’s for anyone who believes in — or doubts — the power of family, the capacity to love, and the existence of miracles when it seems like all hope is lost.