Award-winning journalist tells his story of fighting a brain tumor


John J. Fish, former national award-winning journalist, has penned a memoir about his struggle with brain cancer, titled "The Story of Fish."

Diagnosed in 2008, Fish writes about the challenges he faced after surgery, fighting the effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and finding a treatment home at the Duke Brain and Tumor Center. He continues to live with a benign tumor.

Fish tells his personal story with the aim of encouraging and inspiring other cancer survivors to stay positive and optimistic.

Fish grew up in Boone, N.C., and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His journalism career included being the publisher of The Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas and the Naples Daily News in Florida; assistant general manager and managing editor of The Augusta Chronicle; city editor of the York Daily Record in Pennsylvania; and managing editor of The Robesonian in Lumberton, N.C. Also, Fish was a member of  the SNPA Board of Directors.

He currently lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. The book, which sells for $12.95 plus shipping and handling, is available through Fish's website,, where he features more than 30 blogs he wrote from 2008-2010, or the publisher's site,

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