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“Incredibly life affirming and inspirational. I loved it!”
--Peter Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of It’s All Too Much! and Enough Already
“Perseverance will move you to tears, teach you to appreciate, and inspire you to persevere.”
--Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times bestselling author of Happier and The Pursuit of Perfect
“Perseverance puts a very human face on courage and strength. Carolyn and the young people she has worked with are an inspiration to us all.”
--Gay Hendricks, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Leap and Conscious Living
"With tremendous respect and grace, Carolyn Rubenstein tells the stories of twenty survivors of childhood cancer -- in their own words. Through these real-life tales of survival, Perseverance offers not only great hope to those battling illness or caring for a loved one but also profound insight for all of us seeking to lead a meaningful life."
--Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind
"Perseverance...is an inspirational story about the joys of living in the moment, courage in the face of extraordinary challenges and the power of love."
“In Perseverance, Carolyn Rubenstein has passionately gathered together the stories of childhood cancer survivors, and I am humbled by their courage. These kids have managed to keep their ultimate goals in mind, to find the beauty in every waking hour, and to live to the fullest in the face of a terrifying disease. That so many have gone on to thrive in young adulthood is a testament to their strength of spirit and their indomitable nature. Everyone can learn from these stories and the lessons Carolyn has shared with us. Read this book and be inspired!!”
--Jon Gordon, international bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Training Camp
“With Perseverance, Carolyn Rubenstein has given us a powerful and inspirational book filled with amazing stories of childhood cancer survivors. This book will touch your heart with tales of hope, challenge, and survival.”
--Marshall Goldsmith, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Succession Are You Ready? and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“The lives of the young adults in this book are monuments to strength, courage, and resilience. Carolyn Rubenstein has put together a treasure."
--Karen Salmansohn, author of The Bounce Back Book and How to Be Happy, Dammit
“A beautiful and inspiring book. Each page is a gentle reminder that life is a gift and every moment should be celebrated and embraced with passion and gratitude. The lessons shared within these pages are not only for those of us who are fighting cancer but for all of us who struggle to live a life with purpose, joy and meaning.”
--Sandra Magsamen, artist and author of Living Artfully
“Perseverance beautifully organizes reminder after reminder that every moment is precious. As a long-time cancer thriver, I would not trade for the resources I was able to tap into by looking at the fragility of my own life. Perseverance serves as a tender wake-up reminder that the present is the future we worried about in the past.”
--Marion Luna Brem, international speaker and business guru, author of The 7 Greatest Truths about Successful Women
“Perseverance demonstrates the practical application of hope in everyday life. Its true stories of cancer-conquerors will shed new light on what it means to overcome adversity.”
--Kevin Milne, author of The Paper Bag Christmas and The Nine Lessons
Carolyn Rubenstein has spent most of her life working with children with cancer. At age 14, Rubenstein started “Carolyn’s Compassionate Children” (CCC), a non-profit organization that began as a pen-pal program for kids with cancer. In recent years CCC changed focus to providing scholarships to childhood cancer survivors. A native of Boca Raton, Florida, Carolyn Rubenstein is a graduate of Duke University. She began a PhD program in clinical psychology at Harvard University in the fall of 2008.
I had first read PERSEVERANCE by author Carolyn Rubenstein about 2 years ago when I was preparing for an interview with her. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by Cyrus Webb
Incredible, inspiring and courageous. I would not know how else to describe this book, but recommend it for anyone who has had cancer, knows someone who has or just anybody. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by Joanne Harris
Carolyn Rubentein's book is essential and inspiring reading for those who pick it up. I recommend it to anyone who is going through the experiences that grip at your heart.Published on February 8, 2010 by Hope Ortiz
No one can read this book and NOT be changed by the stories Carolyn shares with readers. You either know someone personally or you know someone who knows someone that has been... Read morePublished on November 25, 2009 by Lori Kasbeer
This book is one of the most inspirational collection of writings I have ever read. Each individual's story brought out a range of emotions in me, from laughter to tears, and joy... Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by Tracie E. Ervin
Carolyn Rubenstein has met many young people who have struggled with life threatening diseases. From interviews and testimonies, she has put together twenty of their stories in a... Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Susan A. Barnes
I received Perseverance: True Voices of Cancer Survivors by Carolyn Rubenstein in the mail for review a few weeks ago. This was a bittersweet moment. Read morePublished on September 22, 2009 by M. C. Pearson
It's always been said that children are resilient. Their simplistic and positive look at life lifts them above the norm, helping them achieve what the average person could not... Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Cindy Sproles