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Passion and Shadow:
The Lights of Brain Cancer

Judi Kaufman


Bombshelter Press, 2000 98pp

ISBN: 0-941017-65-6

An honest accounting of the journey from the darkness of brain cancer to the lightness of being. "Passion" and "Shadow" reflect accurately the richness of feelings, thoughts, and images evoked by brain cancer. The confusion, the wonderment, the sadness and pain of loss, the exhilaration of freedom. They are all here, to be honored and appreciated.

The Author

Judi Kaufman
is a long-time community activist, published poet, and entrepreneur. She has been active in the AJC (American Jewish Committee) for many years. She is also a member of the UCLA Board of Visitors. Judi was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1997. In 1999, Dr. Cloughesy and Judi co-founded Art of the Brain, an annual event that has raised over $700,000 for UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program's brain cancer research. She is the author of several chapbooks; her first full-length book of poems, Passion and Shadow, was published two years ago. Judi lives in Los Angeles with her husband Roy; they have two daughters, Jennifer and Suzy.