Amy Silverstein

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Amy Silverstein is the author of the new book, MY GLORY WAS I HAD SUCH FRENDS (June, 2017, HarperCollins)—an intimate celebration of the power of women's friendship—as well as the highly acclaimed memoir Sick Girl, (2007, Grove Atlantic) a courageous, unforgettable self-portrait and riveting account of the quest to survive against all odds. Sick Girl was voted winner of the Books for a Better Life award and a finalist for the Borders Original Voices award.
Author, attorney, and speaker Amy Silverstein was a vibrant, energetic 24-year-old student when she learned she had a failing heart; suddenly, it was heart transplant or die. At 25, she underwent heart transplant surgery and, amazingly, her new heart beat strong for nearly three decades,
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Amy Silverstein and 464 other people liked Lesley's review of Olive Kitteridge:
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
"first and foremost, i would like to congratulate myself for finishing this. for what i thought would take no more than two days to get through; it took about a week. A WEEK! i read the same paragraphs over and over, thinking that perhaps i was mis..." Read more of this review »
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Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
"But here I was. An inconvenient truth that had indeed been born from his own body.... My very existence was due to the fact that he never dreamt he'd have to deal with such a thing.

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The Story of My Life by John Albert Macy
“Thus it is that my friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my deprivation.”
Helen Keller
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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
"This started out with so much promise - NYC in the 1940's, theater scene, bawdy characters. But, the reminiscence by an elderly Vivian lacked the electric excitement that would have been there if we were living the story along with 19-year old Viv..." Read more of this review »
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Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
"Wow, this one didn't work for me at all. Given how much I read I guess it's surprising that it doesn't happen more often.

Susan Choi's newest book, Trust Exercise , is a marvel of language and imagery, but on the whole, I found it confusing, a bit..." Read more of this review »
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein
Hi Patricia. I'm the author, but I speak without bias in saying that I think I would have found this book helpful if I had read it during my medical challenges. It shows, ultimately, that amazing outcomes can happen even in the most dire circumsta... See Full Answer
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“Thus it is that my friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my deprivation.”
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