James Beeson was an Indiana farm boy till his father died when he was ten. He was never without a job. His mother cobbled together the means for maintaining a home for him for the next seven years without the intrusion of any governmental or charitable institution.
He skipped the twelfth grade, enlisted in the navy, and was sent to Notre Dame University for his premed studies in their college training program. He graduated from Indiana Medical School in 1949 at the age of twenty-two. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist (retired). He had five fine children by his first dear wife, who died in 2002. Two of his sons are also anesthesiologists. In 2003, he married his wife’s best friend, who was a widow.
He retired in 1996 and was a caregiver for six years. He began writing books in 2009. He enjoys cruising, dinner with friends, Cubs’ baseball, Jaguar football, good Scotch, and the love of his adored wife. He is chronically happy and healthy as of 2016.