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At 16, when most juniors are worried about getting a car, getting a date, getting on the tennis team or getting into college, Benjamin Rubenstein instead got Cancer. Relying on the pop culture icon Superman as his role model, Rubenstein took on harrowing surgeries, transplants and chemical therapies in order to beat the cancer menace. Like his offbeat and irreverent blog, I've Still Got Both My Nuts: The Super Man Cancerslayer Blog, this compelling, behind-the-scenes story of his struggle combines the author's unique blend of humor, honesty, and the indefatigable attitude that helped him become a two-time cancer survivor.

Rubenstein brings a fresh, GenY perspective to health concerns that are not addressed by the more traditional cancer communities of the Gen X'ers and Boomers. As Gen Y comes of age, its leading edge voices like Rubenstein's show us they have something to say that spans all generations while striking a responsive chord with cancer survivors in their teens and twenties.

Bejamin Rubenstein is a gifted story-teller and the story he tells in TWICE is riveting. This is a stunning page-turner of a memoir, devoid of the mawkishness that often mars the genre. TWICE is brutally honest, sometimes rib-achingly funny and all the more profound for the author's brave exploration of himself. -- Jonathan Kellerman, Professor of Psychology, USC; New York Times Bestselling Author

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