Writer. Teacher. Mentor.


Hello, I'm Amy B. Scher. I teach on the topics of human-ing, healing, and writing.

As an internationally recognized and award-winning author, my bestselling books have been translated into 16 languages. My memoir, This Is How I Save My Life (Simon and Schuster) was recently chosen as one of Good Morning America’s most anticipated books for May!

My work has been featured in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CNN, CBS, New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus and more.

Through my work (books + classes), I teach people how to break through blocks to become their happiest, healthiest, and most expressive selves. As a writing mentor, I help other writers get their ideas into books and those books into print.

I live in New York City with my beautiful wife and bad cat.

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Amy's Books

Translated into 16 languages, Amy’s award-winning and bestselling books have been endorsed by notable figures such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love); Vikas Swarup (Slumdog Millionaire); and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Harvard Medical School (and author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra).

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Now in paperback!  This Is How I Save My Life: Searching the World for a Cure

A Lyme Disease Memoir 

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One of Good Morning America’s most anticipated books!

“A heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life.” —Vikas Swarup, New York Times bestselling author of Slumdog Millionaire

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

“An Eat Pray Love-like memoir.” —Pam Grout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared

When doctors have all but given up, when a diagnosis eludes you, and when every test result raises more questions than answers, how do you save yourself?

With warmth and humor, Amy’s powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination is for anyone who believes in—or doubts—the existence of miracles. It is for anyone who wants desperately to believe in the power of the human spirit when it seems that all hope is lost. For everyone who has suffered from chronic pain, grappled with an autoimmune condition, fought for a diagnosis, or trusted their gut and their body when no one else did, Amy is a living example of how our instinct to survive can propel us onward.

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