Adam Strassberg is a retired psychiatrist living in Portland, Oregon. 

His work uses the intersection of psychology, religion, mythology and magical realism to explore the human condition. 

His stories have been published online via Fiction on the Web, Cafe Lit, and other literary portals. 

When he’s not writing or napping, he often can be found updating his website at

His recently published fiction includes:

Farmer Bob's Hat

The Brewbot 9000

The Lullaby Lady

Apple Pi

The Last Temptation of Harold

The Kerchief 

The Day Before the Wedding

His earlier published essays include:

Strassberg, A. 1995. “A Body of Knowledge.” Stanford Magazine,(March): 52-57.

Strassberg, A. 1996. “Heart of the Matter.” Stanford Magazine,(May/June): 80-84.

Strassberg, A. 1997. “First Stitch.” Stanford Magazine, (November/December):84-86.

Strassberg, A. 1999. “Lower the Gurney.” Stanford Magazine, (May/June): 76-80.

"Keep Calm and Parent On" - Guest Opinion: Adam Strassberg, M.D. - Palo Alto Weekly - March 16, 2015

More of his nonfiction can be found at