This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything

This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything

"Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer." - ELIZABETH GILBERT, #1 New York 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 cultur "Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer." - ELIZABETH GILBERT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E...

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Title:This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything
Author:Amy B. Scher
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1501164953
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything Reviews

  • amanda
    Jun 17, 2018
    There were certainly some great moments in this book, and I can?t say I?m sorry I read it. However, by the end, there are a few things that make someone like me (who has lived with chronic illness for 17 years) completely enraged. There?s a sense of mind over matter that she seem...
  • Penelope Bartotto
    Dec 19, 2012
    Review Pending release at: The Library at the END of the Universe in January 2013 ...
  • Penelope Bartotto
    Jan 09, 2013
    Great things happen behind the scenes of our lives, often long before they become clear enough to actually see." ~ Amy B. Scher There are many quotable statements that are so eloquently made throughout this book by Amy B. Scher. Scher opens the doors, the windows, the crawl spaces, an...
  • Carla
    Jan 08, 2013
    Amy Scher had a severe case of Lyme disease that left her in a lot of pain, with poor balance, and with an immune system so weak doctors were afraid a cold could kill her. In an effort to treat her disease, she reaches out to a doctor in India who is doing treatment with stem cells. I ...
  • Vivek Tejuja
    Jul 31, 2018
    Scher traveled to India for bold and controversial stem-cell treatments for her advanced Lyme disease after exhausting all options back home in the US of A. She had nearly spent a decade trying to find, research and even underwent several treatments, but no avail. She took a leap of fa...
  • Sharon Chance
    Jan 16, 2013
    The subtitle for this book is "A true story of embryonic stem cells, Indian adventures, and ultimate self-healing." Amy Scher covers all this and so much more in this memoir of her search for restoring her health after dealing with Chronic Lyme disease. I was fascinated at the ... ...
  • Emily
    Aug 11, 2018
    I found This is How I Save My Life on an Elizabeth Gilbert read alike list. It certainly seems similar in the description and the cover features a blurb from her endorsing the book. However, early in the story, Scher wrote that it was not Eat, Pray, Love, a statement with which I a...
  • Sophia
    Oct 07, 2018
    I've never thought of it quite in this way. The most useful idea I took from this book was the idea of actually listening to your inner voice telling you what you actually need because health is about more than just surviving. Its like when she decides to eat the chocolate cake; she ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 25, 2018
    After years of symptoms, of being misdiagnosed, even by the reknown Mayo Clinic, Amy finally gets a diagnosis. Stage four Lyme disease, with no known cure, just a slew of drugs that leave her in a pain filled non life. Unable to work, her relationship in tatters, she learns of a stem c...
  • Angela Holtz
    Jan 07, 2013
    From Lilac Wolf and Stuff The book is brilliant. I'm in awe of this woman who spent so long losing a battle with Lyme Disease. She went to India for stem cell treatment. The stem cells used, are from a single embryo that was donated to the doctor from a couple who had embryos made u...
  • Amanda
    Apr 14, 2018
    I received an arc of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I really enjoyed reading about Amy's journey. Really interesting! ...
  • Wendy Hines
    Jul 09, 2013
    This Is How I Save My Life is Amy's story with her diagnosis, mis-diagnosis, what she does about it and how her decision affects her life on different levels. She struggles for awhile before she makes the life-altering decision to journey to India where they are doing embryo stem cell ...
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    May 29, 2018
    Quite good. Q: In the past, I would have been more self-conscious about something like this, but some of my modesty has faded. Now I look at my body and I think, I cannot believe it has survived so much. This perspective is a beautiful thing. I wish I had found it earlier than now. (...
  • Carolyn
    Mar 11, 2018
    I read this amazing tome while recovering from intestinal and umbilical hernia surgery. It helped in getting me well again. Very informative about Lyme disease, Stem Cell Research, the horrors and insights into illness, and the ability and willingness to fight in self healing. I didn'...
  • Anna
    Jan 27, 2013
    Amy?s story of healing is inspirational and her determination to overcome years of chronic illness is motivation for anyone looking to learn about and improve upon the life experience. My own life has changed for the better and beyond my wildest dreams in the short time I have known ...
  • Erica Eastman
    Jun 07, 2018
    Very fast read, I finished in one evening. Amy does a great job of capturing the roller coaster of chronic autoimmune disease and how illness derails your life, along with the constant obsession with finding the elusive cure for the multiple things wrong with you that doctors cannot fu...
  • C C
    May 06, 2018
    Loved this book. Whether you have dealt with chronic illness or know someone struggling with chronic illness, I'd say it's a must-read. Filled with the real deal. <3 ...
  • Charlotte Phillips
    Feb 19, 2013
    The New Eat, Pray, Love! This book is quite simply a must read. It's a hugely inspirational and uplifting story but not in the usual sappy way you might expect-which makes it even better. Amy's voice is so unique-she'll make you laugh out loud and wipe away a tear in the same paragr...
  • Susie Rosenberg
    Feb 14, 2013
    The author's journey of illness (Lyme Disease) and healing is sparely and beautifully written. This book is heartening and thought-provoking for anyone whose sense of self is shaken by circumstance---not just Lyme Disease and not just illness. ...
  • Mary Wentworth
    Feb 13, 2013
    I bought this book hoping to gain some insight into dealing more successfully with chronic Lyme disease. I was not disappointed. I was inspired by Amy Scher's determination to do whatever it took to get well. It took her a while to embrace her Indian doctor's belief that she had the po...
  • Micheal
    Apr 10, 2018
    I must say that this is not my usual genre of literature, but Thank You Goodreads for the ARC. I personally suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia (a chronic illness) so reading Amy's story about advanced late-stage Lyme disease and her battle to travel across the United States to end up on ...
  • Stephanie Weaver
    Apr 22, 2018
    Scher's book is inspiring, engrossing, and a wonderful read. As someone who has dealt with invisible illness for a long time, I related to so much of her story. The travel aspect also provides the armchair reader with an in-depth look at living in Delhi, which I found fascinating as we...
  • Caroline Petro
    Feb 22, 2013
    This was a great book! I would recommend this to anyone who is suffering from chronic illness. Inspirational and dead on with the feels that can be brought on by chronic illness. ...
  • Ginger Nelson
    Apr 12, 2018
    I have followed Amy's work for the past 7 years and I found this to be her best writing yet. She is far enough on the other side of her health challenges to write about her journey with humor, perspective and earned wisdom. An inspiring memoir, I quickly devoured this page turner in tw...
  • Linda Haas
    May 08, 2018
    I won this book from Goodreads about a young woman with an ?incurable? disease who, after exhausting treatments in this country, travels to India to explore other options. At first, this writer had my sympathy for her condition. I found the writer?s description of her treatments ...
  • Amy Rupert
    Apr 10, 2018
    I related to the stories since I accompanied my husband on a journey to the same clinic in India. Amy tells it like it is with humor, love and hope. ...
  • Kathleen
    Apr 06, 2018
    This is the second memoir I've read depicting the courage and perseverance of a woman fighting late stage Lyme disease. (The other book was by Yolanda Hadid.) Scher's journey takes her to India for a stem cell treatment. On the whole, this trip is helpful, and Scher reacts positively. ...
  • Lydia Rodriguez
    Jul 17, 2018
    Thank you to GR for a free ARC. This was an absolutely beautiful story and written equally as beautiful. Amy after years of not knowing what was wrong with her was finally diagnosed w/ late stage Lyme disease. She went to live in India for a couple of months to undergo new stem cell tr...
  • Lizenbyl
    Mar 26, 2018
    This book is about Amy Scher and her journey with advanced lyme disease. It takes you through the medical saga including a trip for stem cell infusions to India. Amy has a unique way of adjusting to the Indian experience and then to eventually finding self healing. Good read. ...
  • Caroline Herrmann
    Apr 18, 2018
    I sat down to read Amy's book and couldn't put it down until I got to the last page. I am so grateful she took me on her trip to India and introduced me to her whole loving family, by way of her words. I laughed, I cried, I loved. Amy, your bravery and insights are mind boggling. The r...