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Wild and Precious Life

Deborah Ziegler

"When twenty-nine-year-old Brittany is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, she thinks almost immediately about ending her life with dignity…In this painfully honest memoir, Deborah, Brittany's mother, records the surgeries, treatments, and soul-searching that went into honoring Brittany's path…Brittany's story…will have a ready audience, and Deborah's frank account of their struggles will be comforting to others facing this difficult decision." -Booklist (starred review) 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. On October 6, 2014, a video of my daughter, Brittany Maynard, was posted on YouTube. Brittany asked me to do the video with her, to support her. The first words my daughter uttered on the film were, "The thoughts that go through your mind when you find out you have so little time is everything you need to say to everyone that you love." Wearing a simple black sweater, her face already rounded and puffy from taking prescribed steroids, her once waist-length hair now grazing her shoulders after a craniotomy, Brittany described why she was choosing to end her life by her own hand rather than waiting for her brain tumor to rob her of everything that defined who she was. 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.

"When twenty-nine-year-old Brittany is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, she thinks almost immediately about ending her life with dignity…In this painfully honest memoir, Deborah, Brittany's mother, records the surgeries, treatments, and soul-searching that went into honoring Brittany's path…Brittany's story…will have a ready audience, and Deborah's frank account of their struggles will be comforting to others facing this difficult decision." -Booklist (starred review) 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. On October 6, 2014, a video of my daughter, Brittany Maynard, was posted on YouTube. Brittany asked me to do the video with her, to support her. The first words my daughter uttered on the film were, "The thoughts that go through your mind when you find out you have so little time is everything you need to say to everyone that you love." Wearing a simple black sweater, her face already rounded and puffy from taking prescribed steroids, her once waist-length hair now grazing her shoulders after a craniotomy, Brittany described why she was choosing to end her life by her own hand rather than waiting for her brain tumor to rob her of everything that defined who she was. 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.
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"When twenty-nine-year-old Brittany is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, she thinks almost immediately about ending her life with dignity…In this painfully honest memoir, Deborah, Brittany's mother, records the surgeries, treatments, and soul-searching that went into honoring Brittany's path…Brittany's story…will have a ready audience, and Deborah's frank account of their struggles will be comforting to others facing this difficult decision." -Booklist (starred review) 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. On October 6, 2014, a video of my daughter, Brittany Maynard, was posted on YouTube. Brittany asked me to do the video with her, to support her. The first words my daughter uttered on the film were, "The thoughts that go through your mind when you find out you have so little time is everything you need to say to everyone that you love." Wearing a simple black sweater, her face already rounded and puffy from taking prescribed steroids, her once waist-length hair now grazing her shoulders after a craniotomy, Brittany described why she was choosing to end her life by her own hand rather than waiting for her brain tumor to rob her of everything that defined who she was. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

11h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

38:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

39:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

26:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:31