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John Fish

photo of author John FishJohn J. Fish, 59, was operated on March 14, 2008, for brain cancer, and since then, has maintained a large tumor where the operation took place. In All my Might, John enjoys using a statement for all brain tumor victims – stay positive and optimistic every day of your life.

In the book, Fish talks about the challenges he faced after the operation, including losing his surgeon with no advance notice; fighting the effects of radiation and chemotherapy; and finding a new home at the Duke Brain Tumor Center.

About fourth months after the operation, Fish wrote a series of 30 blogs from 2008 to 2010 that are included in the book. The blogs provide you a compelling look at his life after the operation.

He grew up in Boone, N.C., and went to the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, majoring in Journalism. During his career, he was publisher of the Naples (FL) Daily News and The Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal: assistant general manager and managing editor of The Augusta (GA) Chronicle: city editor of the York (PA) Daily Record; and managing editor and sports editor of The Robesonian in Lumberton, N.C. His newspapers won many state and national awards, including twice being named the best newspaper online site in the country. His journalism career included many unforgettable trips, including visits to Alaska, Hawaii, many countries in Europe, and war-torn Bosnia, which he writes about in the book.

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Next event date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 9:30am-4pm
Location: Lumberton, NC Robeson Community College

Email: bookemnc@robeson.edu