This Is How I Save My Life

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This Is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story of Finding Everything When You Are Willing to Try Anything

"A heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life" (Vikas Swarup, New York Times bestselling author of Slumdog Millionaire), about a fiery young woman's heartbreaking and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of a cure. With an updated vaccine record and her neurotic, but loving Jewish parents in tow, saving her life would become something none of them could have imagined. 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, 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 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. 
It turns out that sometimes, you can only find everything when you are willing to try anything.

But this is not just another book about illness

Do you ever wonder what it takes to save your own life? Or even just your sanity when times are hard? This Is How I Save My Life will help you discover who you really are.

Off The Shelf named this book one of the 13 most powerful memoir

"Amy Scher is a brave warrior and wonderful writer." - Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

"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

One Amazon reader, writes, "This book will save your life."

Available in hardcover and audiobook (read by the author) - Amy will show you how chocolate cake might help you keep the faith, why telling yourself the truth is more important than anything else, and the best way to outrun a group of schoolboys in India if you're ever mistaken for the pop singer Shakira!

You'll also learn how the will to survive can help you fall in love, laugh at yourself, and to let the f*ck go even when you think you can't.