This Is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story of Finding Everything When You Are Willing To Try Anything
By Amy B. Scher
(Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster, April 2018)
“Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer”
#1 NY Times Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
The true story of a fiery young woman’s heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing.
When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, 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 highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure.
This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in – or doubts – the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.