Wild and Precious Life

Wild and Precious Life

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition
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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. 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 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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410495129
Branch Call Number: 362.196994810092 MAY 2016
Characteristics: 517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print
Alternative Title: Wild & precious life


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Aug 10, 2017

Beautiful and heartbreaking.

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