Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Review: This is How I Save My Life

by: Amy B. Scher

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Fueled by her self-created motto "when life kicks your ass, kick back," a fiery 20-something woman with a debilitating, often misdiagnosed disease ventures to a tiny clinic in India for a controversial embryonic stem cell treatment. In hopes of saving her miserably failing body, she finds not only a world full of wandering cows, cultural mayhem and radical medical treatment, but also a piece of her life that she never even knew she was looking for.

Join Amy as she takes you on her heartwarming and often hilarious journey, wildly grasping at hope for health while still trying to remain focused on the journey. Find out how this experimental and widely criticized treatment saves her life. And, learn the life altering lesson Amy had to travel more than 10,000 miles from home to discover. A powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination when all hope appears lost. For anyone who believes in (or doubts) the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing.

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 up for fertility treatment. When they reached success, they wanted to give something back.

It's a very easy going book, being that it's mostly made up of blog entries that Amy wrote while undergoing treatment. And reading about her healing is just amazing. Why are we not doing this here???

It's also a wonderful study of the culture shock when a San Francisco gal goes to one of the largest cities in India, Delhi. I'm still in love with India, but I'm less eager to move there. lol

Amy doesn't really pull any stops. She's working her butt off to get rid of the Lyme and all the things that go along with it, and she's sharing it all right here with us.


  1. Thank you so much for reviewing the book! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it :)

    1. Thank you for sharing your journey. It was fully worth the read!

  2. Ooh, this looks wonderful! Thanks Ang!

  3. It sounds intriguing, and your reaction makes me want to read it even more.


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