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Benjamin Rubenstein

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Benjamin Rubenstein began writing his memoir, Twice How I Became a Cancer-Slaying Super Man Before I Turned 21, while attending college at the University of Virginia where he also began blogging on cancerslayerblog. Twice published in 2010, and his book for people age 10 and older, Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man, published in 2014. He now writes stories that live in the space between memoir and fiction. In 2018, Benjamin earned his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing degree from University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program.

Benjamin also speaks about adapting to life's challenges and teaches classes on how to write using plain English. Find him around Washington, D.C., both writing and sitting there not actually writing but
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Washington Jewish Week made me its person "You Should Know." This was my third Jew-of-the-week-sorta thing within six months (you can read the one from November 2017 and the other from February 2018). I'm honored to be such a super Jew, even when I sometimes merely feel Jewish-ish-ish. Thanks to Washington Jewish Week and Hannah Monicken for making me famous-ish for a hot minute.

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