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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“I need intravenous Beefsteak,” I texted my forever-Beefsteak date Ben Hartman, who others called Benjie or Bean or sometimes Boozey, and who I called Kryptonite or sometimes Sushi Ben. 
“See you there at 6:30,” he texted back. 
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The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
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Only human beings can look directly at something, have all the information they need to make an accurate prediction, perhaps even momentarily make the accurate prediction, and then say that it isn't so.

Possibilities, I explained, are in the mind, whi
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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
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We are, in the end, a sum of our parts, and when the body fails, all the virtues we hold dear go with it.

The girl in the video is a reminder about how fragile our hold on sanity and health is and how much we are at the utter whim of our Brutus bodies
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Grit by Angela Duckworth
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I think this book is all over the place and uses the word "grit" as a way to delve into all kinds of topics. Which I guess is cool, because by reading or listening this you learn a whole slew of shit! I found this rando site, Samuel Thomas Davies, th ...more
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The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is full of knowledge...meaning, listening to the audio version versus reading it wasn't my finest idea. I wonder how much of the knowledge here has stood the test of time.

The premise of the book is "that human civilization
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Team of Teams by Stanley McChrystal
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"...as we passed that information around, suddenly you find that information is only of value if you give it to people who have the ability to do something with it. The fact that I know something has zero value if I'm not the person who can actually ...more
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Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad
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Suleika's writing is as lovely as she is, at least based on the few times I've met her. I've rarely read a book in which I have met three of the real-life people behind the characters, and it's rather cool. Bravo to my fellow young-adult-writer-cance ...more
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
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Only a small percentage of this book relates to not giving a f*ck about others' judgement and perceived norms, and the rest of the book feels like fake wisdom from a bullshitter--that's the gut reaction I got while listening to this. Then I visited t ...more
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On Harbor's Edge by Kate Hotchkiss
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I'm rather amazed how delightful this is to read and how, at the end of a reading session, I did not want to put the book down. I say that only because I'm, I suspect, not the target audience of this, and not as a knock against the author's talent. I ...more
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The Longevity Paradox by Steven R. Gundry
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This and books like this are great for brainstorming ideas on health topics to research; their suggestions are not to be blindly followed. One health tip in a book like this may in fact be beneficial for specific purposes, and detrimental for other p ...more
Beowulf by Unknown
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