This Is How I Save My 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

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.


“Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer. She is a living example (very much living!) of what it looks like when a woman takes her health, her heart, and her destiny into her own hands. My hope is that this book will inspire many other women to do the same.”

#1 NY Times Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic

“A heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life.”

NY Times best selling author of Slumdog Millionaire

“This Is How I Save My Life is a captivating memoir of Amy's journey of pain, suffering and adversity that is conquered by courage, faith and the strong inner pull to return to wholeness and be healed.  A delightful and inspiring read.”

SANJIV CHOPRA, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra


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