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Nearly twenty-five years after receiving her first heart transplant, Amy Silverstein’s donor heart began to fail. If she wanted to survive, she needed a new heart, and she needed it soon. Her best chance was to uproot her life and move across the country to California, 3,000 miles away from everything she knew in New York.

When she told her friends, there was only one reaction: “I’ll be there.” Nine remarkable women—Joy, Jill, Leja, Jody, Lauren, Robin, Valerie, Ann, and Jane—put demanding jobs and family obligations on hold to fly across the country and be by Amy’s side. Creating a calendar spreadsheet, the women—some strangers to one another until this moment—worked together to ensure that Amy had constant support as she battled for her life. For the love of their friend, they made the sacrifices necessary to be present in her time of greatest need.

As Amy struggled through acute heart failure, her friends brought decorations to brighten her spirits and mud masks and silky pajamas to distract her. They stayed up at night with her, when the pain left her unable to sleep or breathe, rubbing her back to soothe her. And amidst the grief and pain, as Amy’s heart waned ever closer to the end, these women saw for the first time the true measure of their friend’s strength—and responded in kind.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is a beacon of hope and a tribute to these women and the intense hours they spent together—close companions whose strength carried another’s life through the darkest time. Candid and heartrending, it is a once-in-a-lifetime story of connection, empathy, and—above all—friendship.

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

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  • “An intimate celebration of the power of compassion.”

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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 has served on the Board of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and is an active speaker on women’s health issues and patient advocacy. She lives in Chappaqua, New York.

About the Narrator

Erin Moon is a three-time AudioFile Earphones Award winner and a professional actor.