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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3.66 avg rating — 920 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Still Lives by Maria Hummel
"Kim Lord is a famous artist with a very controversial show about to open when she mysteriously disappears. Editor Maggie Richter finds herself sucked in to the scandal as she tries to figure out what happened to Kim, while struggling to reconcile..." Read more of this review »
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"This was a pretty disappointing read. The description made it sound like a book that was right up my alley. And while everything mentioned in the blurb does in fact happen in the book, it's not told in as thrilling of a way as you might expect. In..." Read more of this review »
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The Rocque Museum was one of Los Angeles' hidden treasures—an art museum for art lovers and collectors more than for tourists. While this set the institution apart, this also took a toll on its finances. Everyone is desperate for a hit e..." Read more of this review »
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My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein
"Loved the honesty of the authors struggle through surviving her ordeal Can’t even imagine what she went through but inspired by her relationship to her friends. She had to be a good friend to have such good friends."
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