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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

March 18th 2015:Imperfect Endings

How do we face the end of a mother's life? This is usually a difficult and painful prospect. But what if your mother wants to end her life by her own volition. How can one accept that? After years of struggling with Parkinson's disease, Zoe Carter's mother was preparing to die and wanted to make her own decisions about how and when that would happen. She was also determined that her children show up for all of it, including requests to fly across the country and meet with the Hemlock Society. The story of how Zoe's family faced the end of her mother's life evolved into an acclaimed memoir. In

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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
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 16/10/2017 04:00 16/10/2017 05:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones How do we face the end of a mother's life? This is usually a difficult and painful prospect. But what if your mother wants to end her life by her own volition. How can one accept that? After years of struggling with Parkinson's disease, Zoe Carter's mother was preparing to die and wanted to make her own decisions about how and when that would happen. She was also determined that her children show up for all of it, including requests to fly across the country and meet with the Hemlock Society. The story of how Zoe's family faced the end of her mother's life evolved into an acclaimed memoir. In the end, how did she accept her mother's choices? What did she learn along the way? And what can we all learn about the decisions our lives may face US with? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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