Gary Stromberg

Gary Stromberg co-founded GIBSON & STROMBERG, a large and influential music public relations firm of the sixties and seventies. The company represented such luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Muhammad Ali, Barbra Streisand, Boyz II Men, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, The Doors, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Three Dog Night and Crosby, Stills, & Nash. He also spent time in the film business co-producing movies such as Car Wash (Universal Studios) and The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (Lorimar/United Artists). Stromberg has also written three books, The Harder They Fall (Hazelden - 2007) and Feeding the Fame (Hazelden - 2009) and a third book for McGraw-Hill Publishing, entitled Second Chances, which was published in 2011. He's currently working on a fourth book, She's Come Undone, for HCI Publishing, which will come out next spring.


"Hey, Cancer, You In There?"

September 09, 2019

"If cancer wants to come after me again, it better be ready to fight!"

My Journey Through Acute Myeloid Leukemia With My Friend

August 23, 2019

What are the odds that my friend, Michael, would be afflicted with the same rare disease that I had?

Laughing From My Belly: How Humor Helped My Cancer Recovery

August 17, 2019

Some of the greatest doctors in the world were responsible for my survival and recovery from acute myeloid leukemia…but the Three Stooges, W.C Fields, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and The Marx Brothers played a major role as well.

What Nobody Ever Wants to Hear

March 12, 2019

Helping others is the last phase of recovery.

On Jackie Robinson and Bone Marrow Transplants

May 18, 2018

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Meeting the Man Behind the Bone Marrow

April 05, 2018

After extensive chemo treatment was completed, intended to kill all the leukemic cells in my sick body, a courier was sent to Israel to collect the harvested marrow from my donor, and immediately fly it back to the U.S. where I was to be infused.

The Day The Big Call Came

January 20, 2018

Gary thought he had emphysema, but ended up preparing to fight for his life.

Breathe in God, Breathe Out Cancer

January 12, 2018

"Breathe in God, breathe out cancer," I prayed with as much conviction as I could muster.

A Message in a Bone

September 07, 2017

When Gary found out that his daughter was a match to donate bone marrow to a 69-year-old man, he collapsed and cried on the streets of Santa Monica.