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Someone’s Missing…and I Think It’s Me is a unique blend of memoir, advice, and art. Gaustad chronicles her experiences with her late husband, prominent artist and VCU faculty member Gerald Donato, as they try to navigate the mysteries and terrors of early-onset dementia. Beautifully illustrated with original artwork by the author, Donato, and artist friends, Gaustad takes a brutally honest, sometimes harrowing, and ultimately life-affirming look at their challenged marriage. Although her original intent was to create a guide for those dealing with brain illness in loved ones, the book became a testament to the beauty and humor to be found above and beyond the medical travails; Someone’s Missing is a moving love story.
Not Missing: Transcriptions is a supplemental file containing transcriptions of the handwritten notes and journal entries contained in the book. For the print edition, this separate zine will be included in a pocket in the cover. It is also available as a separate record.
Donato, Gerald, 1941-2010
Gaustad, J. L.
Dementia -- Patients -- Care
art, memoir, dementia, Gerald Donato, J.L. Gaustad
Arts and Humanities | Medicine and Health Sciences
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© 2020 J.L. Gaustad
978-1-7341307-4-4 (PDF), 978-1-7341307-5-1 (print)