Bestselling author, teacher, editor, and totally on-brand Virgo.

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Hello, I'm Amy B. Scher.

I write and teach on the topics of healing, human-ing, and creativity. Through my work, I help people break through blocks to become their happiest, healthiest, and most expressive selves.

I’m the award-winning and bestselling author of four books, which have been translated into sixteen languages. My work has been featured in The Washington Post, Cosmo, Good Morning America, CNN, National Geographic, CBS, The Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Daily News, The Rumpus, and more.

I’m most widely-known for my memoir (This is How I Save My Life with Simon and Schuster) and my popular self-healing books (the How To Heal Yourself series), but I’m also an enthusiastic traveler who writes about how exploring our own neighborhoods and destinations around the world can help us discover who we really are. My next book, a co-authored travel guide, is forthcoming in 2024 with National Geographic. And because I don’t know when to stop, I am currently completing my debut YA novel.

As a sought-after editor and marketing strategist, I have helped super cool brands—from Harley-Davidson to Thrillist and others—create quality content that pops. I also work privately with writers to release blocks so they can worry less, write more, and get their projects out into the world.

After surviving a near-death experience with a debilitating illness (chronic Lyme disease), I’m grateful for my complete recovery—and to be able to use my story to help others. I now live a full life: writing, traveling, and teaching … and sometimes doing absolutely nothing at all (still my greatest challenge, but I try). Through my journey, I’ve found my own version of healing—living in a healthy body while also sometimes losing complete Zen-like perspective, bingeing on gluten, and temporarily forgetting all the important life lessons I’ve learned. Except for this: being human is so much healthier than being perfect.

I live with my beautiful wife and our bad cat in New York City, where we spend most of our time planning our next adventures and our next meals.  


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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