Author James Beeson releases 'Damaged Merchandise'

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New book characterizes human flaws to illustrate indomitable power of human spirit

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eighty-eight years of observing the human condition shaped author James Beeson's unique insight on the sundry hues of human life. In his newly-released book "Damaged Merchandise" (published by Xlibris), Beeson captures this variety through colorful characters, each an emblematic portrayal of human flaws. Their story demonstrates the universality of imperfection and how an indomitable human spirit compensates for such foibles.

"Damaged Merchandise" characterizes familiar people who may be identifiable in the media, in households, or in the streets. The title, according to Beeson, is a euphemistic term applied to a flawed person, something that applies to everybody, no matter the degree. This book draws a caricature of the fateful circumstances of such people and how they compensate with their flaws - or not. Nevertheless, love remains the biggest motivator for anyone to succeed.

"We are all flawed in some way or another," says Beeson. "Despite these, we still have to see beyond our own pitfalls and discover our innate ability to cope with misfortune. It's a human thing."

Uplifting and realistic in its entirety, "Damaged Merchandise" offers an inspiring read that exalts the beauty and infirmity of being human - the necessary balance that keeps life an interesting journey.

“Damaged Merchandise”
By James Beeson
Hardcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781503531147
Softcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781503531154
E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781503531161
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
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 of maintaining a home for him for the next seven years without the intrusion of any governmental or charitable institution. He skipped the 12th grade, enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Notre Dame University for his pre-med studies in their college training program. He graduated from Indiana Medical School in 1949 at the age of 22. 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 care giver 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 2014.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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