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Praise for A Short Life

book-cover-500 “Jim’s memoir was often my companion at lunch. Throughout his adventures as a teenager, medical student, and cancer patient, Jim Slotnick embodied what a medical doctor should be long before earning the title of “MD.” He reminded me to take nothing for granted – to live life and help others live theirs.”
Scott Lee, MD

“This book made me laugh and it also made me sad. Most importantly, it made me really think outside myself and recognize the world around me, a crucial aspect of being a complete physician.”
Lucas Karaelias, MD

“Facing the challenges of cancer, Jim Slotnick wrote a book that is heartbreaking and a must read to help understand end of life struggles and the importance of palliation.”
Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS

“I must confide I was up half the night reading Jim’s memoirs. He was so thoughtful and witty – he must have been a truly amazing person to have known. Someone who inspires those around him to see the world with a fresh and unique perspective”
Mark Benor, MD

"I devoured "A Short Life" in a day or two a few weeks after I got my cancer diagnosis, and I've learned more from it about this disease than just about anything else I've ever read."
From Thinking Positive, a blog about Cancer and AIDS by Paul Serchia