Mother of right-to-die advocate Maynard writing book

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How Brittany Maynard Found Peace of Mind in Oregon

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."

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Mother of right-to-die advocate Maynard writing book

After saying goodbye to friends and family, the 29-year-old with incurable cancer went through with a physician-assisted suicide on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

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I want to thank you for your incredible support. The outpouring of kindness that I have received since my story went public has been astounding. You’ve helped put the death-with-dignity movement in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. All across the country, lawmakers have reached out saying that they want to introduce legislation to authorize aid in dying. That is real progress towards change.

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