Jan Thatcher Adams, MD, was born in Huron, SD, grew up in Iowa, and settled in Minneapolis when, at the age of 18, she married football hero Minnesota Vikings Karl Kassulke. Her book details the years of that celebrity marriage, while Karl excelled at football, becoming all-pro, and Jan finished her undergraduate degree, had two sons, and went on to finish medical school. After their divorce, Karl, who was clearly suffering from the syndrome of repeated concussions, had a motorcycle accident and was paralyzed. Jan practiced in family practice and urgent care for 35 years, published hundreds of articles, raised her sons, experienced the usual setbacks life provides, played church organ for 35 years, and founded charities. She clowned in Russia for years with Dr. Patch adams, where she met her current husband, actor Dmitri gerasimenko. A vicious bout with cancer laid her low for 4 years, but she is now back at practicing medicine. She lives in the Minneapolis, MN and Port Angeles, WA area with her husband and 3 cats.