Author discusses cancer battles in compelling memoir

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Jane Loeb Rubin writes about the fear, hope and acceptance of cancer diagnosis and treatment

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I was able to draw strength from my past experience as I faced the challenges before me

As the population ages, living with a chronic disease, such as cancer, is becoming increasingly commonplace. Jane Loeb Rubin takes readers on the personal, yet widely relatable journey of her own experience with cancer in her award-winning nonfiction memoir, “Almost a Princess: My Life as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor” (published by iUniverse).

Rubin brings a unique background to this collection of candid essays. She shares her experience as a two-time cancer survivor from the perspective of both patient and healthcare professional, blending flashbacks from her past with real-time hurdles she faced with surgery and treatment. “Through that mix, I was able to draw strength from my past experience as I faced the challenges before me,” she writes. “I found humor, sentimentality and courage as I moved forward.”

Praise for “Almost a Princess”:

“‘Almost a Princess’ eloquently captures the emotional journey of a cancer survivor. Author and survivor Jane Rubin courageously opens her heart as she takes us beyond the disease and helps us feel hope, strength, peace and healing.”

—Trisha Meili, best-selling author, “I Am The Central Park Jogger”

“Almost a Princess” was awarded the prestigious STAR designation from iUniverse, an honor editors present to fewer than one percent of iUniverse’s 4,000-plus annual publications. In addition, Rubin was named a finalist for the 2012 Indie Book Awards in the memoir category.

About the Author
Jane Loeb Rubin has worked as a hospital administrator for more than 25 years and is the director of neuroscience for Atlantic Health System. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Washington University. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband, David, and has three children, two step children and two grandchildren, with another on the way. Rubin will have an essay published in an upcoming issue of Coping with Cancer. For more information, visit

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