Thorndike Press

Wild and Precious Life

  • Deborah Ziegler
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495124
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495129
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 526 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2016
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A Mix of bestselling and well-reviewed biographies and memoirs — including: historical biographies, celebrity biographies and memoirs, and inspiring narrative memoirs relating fascinating and compelling experiences of intriguing people.



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 . . .

Written by 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.


Customer Reviews

“When 29-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)


— Publishers Weekly

“A graceful and touching gift of love and posthumous devotion from mother to daughter.”

— Kirkus Reviews