Zoe Fitzgerald Carter

Zoe FitzGerald Carter is the author of the memoir, Imperfect Endings: A Daughter's Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go, an account of her mother's decision to end her own life after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Imperfect Endings, published by Simon & Schuster, was excerpted in O magazine, chosen as a finalist for the National MS Society's Books for a Better Life Awards in the "Inspirational Memoir" category, and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer's pick. People magazine says Imperfect Endings "coaxes beauty from the bleak" and Paula Span of The New York Times wrote, "I could quote from this book all day." Zoe was born in Paris, France and grew up in Washington D.C. A lifelong writer and graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Zoe has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Salon and Vogue. She is a proud member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto where she teaches classes in memoir and is currently at work on a book about race. She also plays guitar and sings in an indie stringband called Do Wrong Right.