Imperfect Endings:

A Daughter's Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go

imperfect endings, assisted suicide memoir, assisted-suicide memoir, death with dignity memoir, right-to-die memoir, right to die memoir
Paperback Edition
Available Spring 2011

Imperfect Endings
picked as one of Barnes & Noble's "Discover Great New Writers" books for 2010
Zoe FitzGerald Carter, right-to-die author, death with dignity author, assisted suicide author, right-to-die journalist
  Zoe FitzGerald Carter
Zoe Carter’s busy life on the West Coast with her husband and daughters takes an unexpected detour when her glamorous, independent-minded mother, Margaret, decides she wants to “end things.” Tired of living with Parkinson’s disease, Margaret declares she is no longer willing to go where the illness is taking her. Unsure how—or when—she will end her life, she is certain of one thing: she wants her three daughters there when she does it.


“I love this book! Zoe Carter has taken what could be a very sad story and turned it into something beautiful and incredibly insightful.  Her portrayal of her mother is wonderful, and reveals in moving and illuminating detail a slice of Washington life.”
— Kate Lehrer, author of Confessions of a Bigamist

Op-ed in Newsweek (Sept 26, 2015): The Night I Helped My Mother Die