AMY B. SCHER is the bestselling author of four books including This Is How I Save My Life (Simon and Schuster, 2018), How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can (2016), How To Heal Yourself From Anxiety When No One Else Can (2019), and How To Heal Yourself From Depression When No One Else Can (2020). She writes and teaches on the topics of healing, human-ing, and writing & creativity.
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. Amy also works with writers to help them find their voices and bring their stories to life.
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.
Amy can be found online at amybscher.com and on Instagram.