Gary Greenberg was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He attended Penn State University where he concentrated his studies on rugby, beer and girls and miraculously graduated with a B.A. degree in journalism in 1976. He has been writing professionally for more than 40 years, mostly as a newspaper reporter/editor and freelancer.
A world traveler and adventurer, Gary has a vast reservoir of mostly useless information which he draws upon to write a myriad of things including essays, tales of travel, newspaper and magazine articles, short and long fiction, children’s stories and verse, the Cosmic Chronicle (the world's ony sci-fi political satire ezine) and Gary's Blog. He's also authored three books: the New Age, sci-fi, gothic romance, crime thriller Dead Man's Tale, the transformative health guide The Beer Diet: How to Drink Beer and NOT Gain Weight, and The Chelation Revolution, which is about the controversial heavy metal detox.
As a writer, Gary has found it necessary to occasionally find alternate
employment including jobs as a deli counterman, thoroughbred horse groom, apartment house manager, weight training instructor, house painter, freshman composition instructor, drawbridge operator and import/export business manager (see A Man for the Job). He spent 13 years as a staff writer/editor for American Media, Inc., publishers of the supermarket tabloids National Enquirer, Globe and National Examiner. Since 1999, he has also owned and operated the freelance writing service SuperWriter, Inc.
Gary began painting cosmic landscapes in the early 1990s and has performed on various street corners and at art festivals throughout South Florida. For more on this, check out Vagabond Artist.
He also stars on The Beer Diet Guy YouTube Channel, where he muses about beer, health and life in general in a series of quirky videos.
Gary lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his eternally beautiful (and funny) wife, Nora. They have a grown son, Glen, as well as rescue dog Roxanne, sun conure with an attitude Baba, parakeet Olaf, and two turtles, Stella and Dottie.
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