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My Glory Was I Had Such Friends soon be a limited TV-series on Apple+ . . .
starring Jennifer Garner, produced by JJ Abrams!

Jennifer Garner & Amy Silverstein

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Here's a peek at the phenomenal star of the show and, well, me—(executive producer and author). Jennifer Garner is as intelligent as she is lovely and talented—there is no actor I'd rather have play me in this TV series. Exciting times!

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Apple Nabs J.J. Abrams Limited Series Starring Jennifer Garner
In a competitive situation, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the one-hour limited drama starring and executive produced by Garner and executive produced by Abrams via his Bad Robot Productions banner.

A Guide to All of Apple’s Announced Streaming Projects
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends
Jennifer Garner is reuniting with J.J. Abrams for an adaptation of Amy Silverstein’s 2017 memoir of the same name, which told the story of the women who helped Silverstein through the process of a heart transplant.

From Oprah To Reese: Why We're Excited About Apple's New Streaming Service
Jennifer Garner will appear as Amy Silverstein in an adaptation of her bestselling memoir My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

JJ Abrams talks about telling real-life stories that will touch our hearts—on Apple TV+

Amy Silverstein

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My Glory Was I Had Such Friends


My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

Amy Silverstein's new heart—received when she was 25—beat strong for twenty-six years, far longer than its ten-year prognosis. Then, as her steadfast heart failed, the acclaimed author of Sick Girl was hospitalized, and her friends crossed the country in shifts as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is her powerful, inspiring story.

We were grown daughters all, some mothers of high school or college kids, a few of us seasoned career women. We had become our middle-aged selves. Our wisest, steadiest, most powerful selves yet. And we discovered a new best in ourselves together because I was dying, really dying this time, and we weren’t twenty-five anymore.” In her new book, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, Amy Silverstein tells a once-in-a-lifetime story about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.

"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

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"Heart to Heart," CBS Sunday Morning interview with Amy, June 2017

Amy Silverstein

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About Amy Silverstein

Author, attorney, and speaker Amy Silverstein was a vibrant, energetic 24-year-old student at NYU law, when she learned she had a failing heart; suddenly, it was heart transplant or die. Her first book, Sick Girl, published in three languages, is a bold, unforgettable self-portrait and a keenly observed, wryly humorous look at life-threatening challenges that won a "Books for a Better Life Award" and was a finalist for the Border's Original Voices Award. She has written articles for articles for SELF, Prevention, and Glamour magazines. Her remarkable, intimate memoir My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is now available.

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