My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir


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Harper Paperbacks
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5.4 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Amy Silverstein is the author of Sick Girl, which won a "Books for a Better Life Award" and was a finalist for the Border's Original Voices Award. She earned her Juris Doctor at New York University School of Law, has served on the Board of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), and is an active speaker and writer on women's health issues and patient advocacy. She lives in New York.


"Remarkable...My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is about the power of showing up for those you love, no matter the odds, no matter the distance." -- CBS Sunday Morning

"There's a special air around crisis that makes true intimacy possible in ways that daily life rarely does. Amy Silverstein has tapped into that moment with a cast of women who will make you pine for your nearest and dearest." -- Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place and Glitter and Glue

"An intimate celebration of the power of compassion." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Skillful...A brave, transparent look at the harrowing battle of a heart-transplant patient who, through the support of her friends, conquers unthinkable odds." -- Booklist

"In this inspirational memoir of sickness and health, Silverstein pays tribute to the many women who put their lives on hold when she needed them most." -- Real Simple

"My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is, at its core, a book about friendship. Silverstein spares no words honestly describing the endless emotions she felt when friends from work, childhood and her community walked alongside her as she waited for a heart...As different as these friends were, they all had common goals that brought them together: a love for Amy and a desperate desire for her to get a new heart. As a result, friendships deepened in courage and perseverance, and a new understanding was born for what it means to say, 'I'm there'--and truly mean it." -- Associated Press

"An inspiring, heart-warming memoir...Amazing...You can wait for the movie or grab some hankies and start crying now." -- Huffington Post

"Read, be inspired, and then go call up your BFFs to tell 'em how much you love them." -- Women's Health

"Three hearts and two transplants later, Silverstein is all the proof you need that amazing things can happen when you show up for a friend." -- Jason Duaine Hahn, People Magazine