Wild and Precious Life

Wild and Precious Life

Book - 2016 | First Emily Bestler BooksAtria hardcover edition
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"Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard--a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor--this touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter's spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year of life as she chose her right to die with dignity, a journey that inspired millions."--Amazon.com.
"At the age of 29, Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. This was not, however, the end of her journey, but the beginning. Brittany's struggle to accept the diagnosis, and choose a path toward death, led eventually to the decision to take her own life before it could be taken from her. And on November 1, 2014, Brittany did just that. The video she posted on YouTube weeks before her death introduced twenty million viewers to her story, which is now told in full by her mother. In this poignant, powerful book, Deborah Ziegler makes good on the promise she made to her only child: that she would honor her daughter and carry forward her legacy by sharing their story and offering hope, empowerment, and inspiration to the growing tens of millions of people who are struggling with end-of-life issues. Wild and Precious Life is not a book about death-~it is a book about a life well lived. What emerges in this compassionate and lyrical text is an unforgettable story of how, while we can't control the hand fate delivers, we can decide how we play that hand. It is also a thoughtful exploration of America's ongoing debate about the right to die and, most importantly, a touching tribute to the enduring power of a mother and daughter's love."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2016
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501128516
Branch Call Number: 362.1969 MAYNARD ZIEGLER
Characteristics: xiii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Aug 10, 2017

Beautiful and heartbreaking.


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