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Benjamin Rubenstein
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I'm the author of the "Cancer-Slaying Super Man" books and I love jellybeans
I'm the author of the "Cancer-Slaying Super Man" books and I love jellybeans

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Where Common Decency Crumbled, and It’s Not Where You Think
As published on The Huffington Post I grabbed a kosher beer from the refrigerator and then found my chair in the back of the hushed room just before the first presidential debate. Now was not the time to ask what made a kosher beer kosher. Now was not the t...

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The Literary Citizen
I just got home from my third residency in the Stonecoast creative writing program where I learned writing and bonded with friends (over writing) every moment, from waking until slumber, and I realize now I must respond to texts from a week ago. Halfway thr...

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My first published piece of creative nonfiction literature also happens to be quasi poetry. Here is me, in a word. As published in apt Favorite drug: OxyContin. Second favorite drug: Cinnabon. Most painful drug: chemotherapy. Second most painful drug: Cinna...

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My Curated 2016 Review
There’s too much content: you post too many tweets that don’t offer value to anyone whom you don’t call “Mom,” and you post too many photos of your baby sitting on a carpet. I’d like to create a movement for 2017. In this movement all adopters will be thoug...

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I Like Literary Fiction and I Cannot Lie
This semester I read literary fiction for the first time in my life, unless Sports Illustrated  counts as literary fiction. In August the following idea entered my mind, in September I acknowledged it, and in October I asked others about this idea to see if...

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I Quit TV But I Can’t Quit Trump
As published in The Huffington Post Episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia from 2014 remain un-viewed on my DVR, and I didn’t know the Oprah Winfrey Network existed until yesterday. I have quit TV, or to be specific, I have quit watching programming ...

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My 9/11 Shows That Cancer Patients Aren't Saints
I finally got a hold of my mom on the telephone on Sept. 11, 2001, just hours before I was supposed to receive my penultimate dose of radiation to treat my bone cancer . After nearly a year of treatment, I only had two days left. My mom said the National In...

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Road Trippin' from D.C. to Portland, Maine, in a Nissan Maxima
In July I went on a road trip from Washington, D.C., to Portland, Maine, where I participated in my second residency in my fiction-writing program. Of course I made a video of my adventures. Enjoy. You can watch it on YouTube or directly below, if your web ...

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In July I went on a road trip from Washington, D.C., to Portland, Maine. Of course I made a video of my adventures.

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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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