Death is final... or IS IT? "Dancing..." explores After Death Contact phenom!
Emmy-Award winning broadcaster Jeff Kreiner interviews Gaudet on "Kreiner's Korner".
"Lit Happens" host Danica Lorer asks all the right questions in this interview. She has read both books! Gaudet fields the questions and also reads selected excerpts.
On April 12th, 2018, Gaudet will be appearing at Truro Public Libray to conduct a live reading and signing of his books "Dancing with Rejection" and "A Work in Progress". Time: 6:30-8:30.
"What a good read. Michael Gaudet is a Canadian artist that writes with a real artistic flair. The story takes you through his younger years developing his art while suffering through End Stage Renal Disease. After reading his stories you feel like you were there with him. Looking forward to his next book." ... James Jamison
"I’ve read both of Michael's books and shared the love with others. The story is worthy of a movie. The life this man has led and his contributions to the cause are like that of a Superhero with a soft voice and painter's pallet. Maybe that’s part of what makes him so special. So often we underestimate people. He’s a mural artist. But can he ever write and we need to pay attention, because there is so much to learn."
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" 'Dancing with Rejection: A Beginner's Guide to Immortality' by Michael Gaudet is a biographical account of the challenges of living with kidney disease and dialysis and then the return to health and a career as a successful mural artist thanks to the gift of a kidney transplant that the author received from his brother. The well-documented (and at times necessarily graphic and realistic) historical elements in the book were of particular interest to me as I have an interest in medical history -- it's still staggering to think that it wasn't that long ago (1960s) that there was no treatment for kidney failure. Michael's book puts into perspective how the 1960s were at the cusp of the development of dialysis and kidney transplantation.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book's down-to-earth storytelling style that led me with curiosity from one life event to the next and found that I couldn't put the book down. I look forward to the next book in the trilogy! This book also serves as a reminder to all of us all why we should seriously consider signing our organ donor cards or (more importantly) having a discussion with our family and friends about our wishes for organ donation."
-- Dr. Mike Moser, Kidney Transplant Surgeon
"Intriguing story of an enterprising muralist with an appetite for the mystical.
Part magical realism, part biography, part how-to guide for the aspiring artist -- Dancing With Rejection offers a unique narrative, embellished with spiritual and metaphysical undertones that border on the ethereal. Michael's saga takes the reader on adventures that include his formative childhood, bohemian lifestyle, a near-death experience with kidney failure and eventual success as a renowned mural artist. This inspirational tale is tenderly painted with brush strokes of resilience and hope that will alter your heart's canvas long after you put the book down."
--Eldonna Edwards, Living Donor Advocate and Author of Lost In Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor.
Teri Miller of "AngelSpeakers" fame wrote:
"I finished Michael's book 'Dancing With Rejection: A Beginner's Guide to Immortality'.What an awesome job you did Michael. The book is rich with adventure, intrigue and stories that kept my attention! There was so much I could relate to in the book including kidney problems and transplantation as well as the spiritual connection. I look forward to the next 2 books in this trilogy! Much love and light!"
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Michael Gaudet was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure only fourteen years after his father, Robert, died of kidney disease. After his initial diagnosis, Michael was determined to achieve a measure of immortality. He designed and painted the seminal mural "Recovery 1," which he donated to the Toronto hospital that saved his life. He went on to forge a career as one of Canada’s best-known mural painters. Michael has since designed and painted over 60 large murals across Canada.