I have over 37 years clean and sober from years of addiction to drugs and alcohol. I spend a good deal of my time these days sharing my story and stories of the people in my books at conventions, colleges and conferences around the country. My presentation carries a strong cautionary message but is also filled with humor and colorful anecdotes of what it was like in the halcyon days when sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll ruled, and what happened to me and those I write about.
Here is what Steven Tyler of the rock group Aerosmith had to say about my book: “My own disease would like to tell me that my ‘isms’ are now my ‘wasms.’ But as this book clearly shows, it’s an ongoing process that leads to the sweetest spirituality. My hat’s off and great kudos to those who share their story like it is, for those of us who need to hear it.”
And renowned author, lecturer John Bradshaw says, “The Harder They Fall is a candid look at how addiction and recovery have no boundaries. Stromberg has disarmed his subjects to get accounts of recovery so incisive that you’ll carry details with you long after you close the book.”
And according to Publishers Weekly, “The strength of these always honest and affecting anecdotes is, in fact, their variety of paths to recovery; the diversity should help this excellent volume appeal to a wide audience.”
Please let me know if you are interested in having me speak for your group. I would love to share my experience with them.
I’m also the author of two other books on recovery, Feeding the Fame (Hazelden) and Second Chances (McGraw-Hill) and I’m working on a new book, She’s Come Undone – Stories of Remarkable Women in Recovery (HCI Books)