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Benjamin Rubenstein
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My Katie Campbell Story
We look down at the iPhone directing us from the Maryland home of Katie “Crush” Campbell and her husband to our writing getaway in West Virginia and the battery is almost dead and it isn’t charging even though the charge plug is snug inside and the plug’s i...
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I’m Proud to Be Like My Dad
Two months ago I shared an interview I conducted with my dad for Huffington Post's new blog series "Talk To Me." Huffington Post promoted it on its Facebook Page and then later asked me to write a story and re-post the video on its site. As published in The...
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I Created This Fictional Character on Instagram
Instagram lends itself to fiction and I just created my second character on the social network. Follow it if you want some silliness sprinkled with all the selfies in your Instagram feed. Sometimes I use crutches, or what I call quadsteppers , but I don't w...
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I interviewed my dad about his time managing a division during the 1995 government shutdown, the value of health, and foul-tasting medicine
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My Greatest Professional Accomplishment Was a Bureaucratic Miracle
When we achieve our all-time greatest professional accomplishment, we know it right away. Like Dr. Carl June developing a novel way to treat cancer, Mark Sanchez not throwing an interception, and me breaking through bureaucracy in the U.S. federal governmen...
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Writing Exercise: Develop Your Craft by Alternating Perspectives
If you want to improve your writing technique then—just like building physical strength and endurance— exercise . One of the books I read for school , The Art of Fiction by John Gardner, offers many writing exercises. One is to take a simple event and descr...
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A Book Party: All It Takes Is One
Reclined on the patio chair with my feet propped on the other chair, hearing screams from the drunk man who lives in the tunnel down the street and the lyricless music playing through the Bluetooth speaker on the bistro table next to me, my attention occasi...
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Lessons From My MFA Creative Writing Program
In the moments after I listen to each new episode of the Tim Ferriss Show , I want to redesign my entire life. Especially after The Terminator was a show guest. In other words, I'm easily inspired. After completing my second residency in my master's of fine...
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Talk To Me: Me, My Dad, and Foul-Tasting Medicine
When Justin Halpern's hilarious hit book Shit My Dad Says  published, I thought, I wish I thought of that first! My dad has been sharing with me his goofball stories, philosophies, and OCD-like behaviors my whole life. I have written about him, of course in...
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Continued Phallic Stage
My first fiction story to publish is about a penile operation. During my first residency at Stonecoast , everyone talked about "submitting." I knew what that meant—my agent and I had submitted my first book about a hundred times before landing a publisher. ...
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The Fiction-Writing Guide Worthy of Dave Eggers and God
I am afraid to write fiction. Two months ago I wrote a jokey blog about being in over my head in my writing program despite having authored two memoirs and an essay that got anthologized. But there is truth in comedy. Compared to the personal stories I've b...
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Our Safari in Tanzania
For me, few things are more fun—and time-consuming—than creating videos. In February I went on an incredible group safari in Tanzania, in eastern Africa, through the nonprofit First Descents which sends young cancer survivors on free adventure trips. I made...
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    To discuss booking me for speaking, please send an email to Jonathan@cancerslay.in. To discuss potential articles for your site or publication, email me at Benjamin@cancerslay.in.
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Washington, DC
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I'm the author of the "Cancer-Slaying Super Man" books and I love jellybeans
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I write and speak about health and feeling like a superhuman. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to cancerslayerblog.
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I've never seen CSI or Law & Order
Education
  • University of Southern Maine
    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, 2016 - present
  • University of Virginia
  • Osbourn Park High School
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Ben Rubenstein
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