“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
AMY B. SCHER is the bestselling author of This Is How I Save My Life (Simon and Schuster, 2018) and three other books. She writes and teaches on the topics of healing, human-ing, and creativity. Through her work, she helps people break through blocks to become their happiest, healthiest, and most expressive selves.
Her books have been translated into 16 languages and and endorsed by notable authors such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love); Vikas Swarup (Slumdog Millionaire); and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, Harvard Medical School and (Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra).
Amy’s writing has been featured in CNN, CBS, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Good Morning America, Los Angeles Review Of Books, Thrillist and more. As an accomplished editor, she’s been lucky to work with super cool brands—from Harley-Davidson to Thrillist—to help create quality content that pops.
After surviving a decade of chronic illness and making a complete recovery, Amy spends her time writing, traveling, and sometimes doing absolutely nothing but relaxing. She has embraced her own version of being healed—living in a healthy body while also sometimes losing complete Zen-like perspective, bingeing on gluten, and temporarily forgetting all the important life lessons she’s learned (except for this: being human is so much healthier than being perfect).
Amy lives with her beautiful wife and her bad cat in NYC, where they spend most of their time planning their next adventures and next meals. She’s proud to serve on the associate board for Literacy Partners and be a mentor for teen girls through the Girls Write Now program; both in New York.
Most importantly, she lives by her self-created motto: When life kicks your ass, kick-back.