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A Mother’s Life and Death
-NPR: On Point with Tom Ashbrook
Zoe FitzGerald Carter’s mom called herup to schedule a day to die. She was aging, ailing, suffering — and she wanted to end it before it got worse.
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Zoe FitzGerald on Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

The Beauty of Losing Someone
In "My Family, My Memoir," moderator Kathleen Rooney talks with Zoe Fitzgerald Carter and Cornelia Maude Spelman – memoir writers whose books center on the unusual deaths of their mothers.

Aberration Nation: Imperfect Endings: Zoe Fitzgerald Carter

Interview with Zoe FitzGerald on

In A Word

Interview with Zoe FitzGerald Carter on In A Word-
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Zoe on Bay Sunday

Bay Sunday,
Sue Kwon interviews author Zoe Fitzgerald Carter about her book Imperfect Endings

Zoe FitzGerald Carter’s Sisterhood: Peace Among the Imperfections
—By Marion Roach Smith,

KLOS's Spotlight on the Community
—Cynthia Fox
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Interview with Zoe Carter at Psychjourney
—Psychjourney Podcasts
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April 9, 2010 | WGVU  
Author Zoe Carter has written 'Imperfect Endings: A Daughter's Tale of Life and Death.' Shelley speaks with Zoe.
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Zoe's interview with "Dr. Beth" on her show Relationships 101

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A Mother’s Decision to Die
—The New Old Age Blog, New York Times

One Daughter's Struggle with
Her Mother's Death Wish

—AOL Health, by Michelle Burford

A Dying Wish

"Imperfect Ending": When Mom wants to die

Her mother's plan for the perfect death left Zoe FitzGerald Carter grieving
—Monica Hesse, The Washington Post

Articles by
Zoe FitzGerald Carter

San Fransisco Chronicle
(Aug 24, 2017)
Charlottesville rage
rooted in white shame

op-ed in Newsweek:
The Night I Helped
My Mother Die

Zoe reviews Monica Wesolowska's memoir: Holding Sylvan: A Brief Life
The San Francisco Chronicle

Zoe's reviews Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler
The San Francisco Chronicle

The poignant irony of Dr. Kevorkian's death

Beginning the Most
Difficult Conversation of All

—The New York Times

Homage to an unsentimental mother

—San Francisco Chronicle

What if Jack Kevorkian had helped my mom die?

Suicide at Wesleyan

Overspending: A Tale of Christmas Past

The Vet Option -
When her dog was dying,
Zoe Fitzgerald Carter was able
to choose a compassionate,
timely passing. Too bad her mother
didn't have the same choice.
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