Alan Beech was raised in England and orphaned at 16 during WW II. After doing draft duty in the British army he read chemistry at London University. In the United States he studied pharmacology at U of MD School of Medicine and earned a Ph.D. He worked in pharmaceutical laboratories and as a pharmacology professor. He had as many wives as Henry VIII and is an amateur hippie and actor.
Short stories hide among saucy and serious poems, song parodies and liberal skeptic opinions on subjects from global warming to fem lib, drugs, condoms, how Castro helps Miami and much more. Like wild mushrooms, most items in this book are yummy but some may be tasteless or toxic.