Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: I Wrote a Second Book. Pre-Publication Copies Available Now.

Benjamin Rubenstein's new book, Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super ManThe secret is out: I wrote a second book titled Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man, an illustrated book for young readers and teens, or adults who want a quick read, about my cancer experiences. You can get a special pre-publication autographed copy at a discount price of $15. In support of my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) “Man of the Year” campaign, my publisher, Woodley Books, and I are also donating twenty percent of all income from the sale of the book throughout my campaign, to LLS.

Buy a special autographed not-even-released-yet book between now and June 14 for 20% off. We donate $3 to charity. Email me directly for your copy and I’ll ship it out within a couple days. I am so proud and excited and thank you so much for your support.

Here is my totally objective review for Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man

Benjamin was a quiet, harmless teenager in the Washington, D.C., suburbs when his hip began to hurt while playing tennis on the high school team. He pushed the pain aside until it forced him to stop playing tennis, at which point he pushed the incoming “wuss” jokes aside. The pain worsened and turned out to be caused by Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, engulfing his left pelvic bone.

Benjamin created the delusion that he was superhuman in order to endure a year of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The rules he created for himself ensured he would never be the “wuss” again, and that his humor and positive outlook would shine.

His invisible cape remained tied around his neck and when in college at the University of Virginia, he was diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a blood cancer, which was caused by the chemo he had previously received. Young Benjamin flew towards cancer survival for the second time as a teenager, and then towards a warm and rewarding life as a healthy young adult.

Unapologetically real and honest, Secrets illustrates the challenges people can face and the amazing ways they can overcome them. As a leisure book, you will flip page-by-page until you are done, regardless of your age. As a resource for sick kids, it is relatable, inspiring and funny while other resources cause fear and focus on negative outcomes. And as a book for school children, it offers life perspective and the concept that struggles are relative…also, that kids can be superhuman in ways adults never could.

I look forward to sending one of these treasures your way.