Making the Rounds
Defying Norms in Love and Medicine
Patricia’s story is that of a young woman striving to have both love and career as a lesbian and a medical doctor in the 1970s when neither was approved by society for a woman. Often disappointed but never defeated, Patricia—armed with wit and determination—battled on against sexism in her male-dominated profession and against discrimination in a still largely homophobic nation, plunging herself into a life that was never boring and certainly never without passion.
“The author writes with a sense of blunt reality and warm humanity . . . The struggles, deeply felt emotions, and coming-of-age triumphs make this memoir touching and personal...”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Grayhall skillfully depicts the problems confronting any ambitious person in search of stable romantic relationships . . . those professional challenges resonate throughout this fast-paced, immersive, and weighty memoir that will resonate with anyone who has experienced the hardships of being true to yourself.”
"a story like Grayhall’s from a woman of her achievements is a vital contribution to our community and history.”
—Katherine V. Forrest, author of Curious Wine and The Emergence of Green
“Patricia Grayhall has written a vital and thrilling memoir..."
—Steve Almond, New York Times best-selling author of Candyfreak and Against Footbal
“Inspiring, heartfelt, and brutally honest at times, this is a book that will give women and those who care about them, the strength and motivation to persevere....”
—Seattle Book Review