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Wild and precious life

by Ziegler, Deborah, 1956- (Author)

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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 fr... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part one: Catastrophe. Foreboding ; Bad news ; Willful child ; Not on the same page ; The two of us ; Promises ; Sweet Pea ; Craniotomy
  • Part two: Renunciation. Denial ; Middle years ; Recovery ; High school hell ; Bad mother ; Spreading wings ; It can always get worse
  • Part three: Epiphany. First love ; No cake for you ; Berkeley girl ; Living in the moment in Alaska ; Changing her mind (a woman's prerogative) ; Making a nest to die in ; Playing house ; Love you hate you ; Free bird ; Pre-grief is a nasty bitch ; Mountain climbing and a wedding ; Twenty-nine years ; Married lady ; I want her back ; Dust to dust
  • Epilogue: Machu Picchu.