Mother of right-to-die advocate Maynard writing book

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.

1 photo

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of Brittany Maynard, the brain cancer patient who became a leading advocate for the right to die, is working on a memoir.

The Simon & Schuster imprint Emily Bestler Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Deborah Ziegler's "Wild and Precious Life" was scheduled for late in 2016. Maynard, a California woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life with the help of doctors, died last November at age 29. Her story drew widespread attention and heightened legislative efforts in California and elsewhere to make it legal for terminally ill patients to kill themselves with life-ending drugs.

According to the publisher, Ziegler will pay tribute to her daughter as an "intrepid human rights activist" who had an "inner-calling to make a difference."

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast