Growing Up Hoosier is the story of a boy growing to manhood in Indiana. It covers his family background and the influence of all on his growth. He describes a variety of adventures of living in Indiana during the late 1930's. He describes living in three different homes with his family throughout the 1940's and working from age nine. He describes his adventures in four schools, caddying, playtimes, and home life. Naval service and college life are covered through his graduation from Graduate School at Indiana University in 1964.