Kirkpatrick review in Midwest Book Review

David Kirkpatrick has been touring the Pacific Northwest and has received a lot of attention as he introduced his book, In Praise of Strong Women, A Psychiatrist’s Memoir.  This review, excerpted below, was published in the February 2010 issue of the online book review magazine “Wisconsin Bookwatch”.

Reviewer’s Choice

Mothers, sisters, friends, lovers, women are an important part of anyone’s life. “In Praise of Strong Women” is a memoir from psychologist David Kirkpatrick as he remembers the powerful women in his life who shaped his being and turned him into who he is today. Inspirational and poignant, he discusses the spirit of strong women starting with his mother and remembering the iconic women of his life who stood up for themselves and their beliefs in a male-dominated world. “In Praise of Strong Women” is a read that should not be missed for women’s studies collections.

American readers may want to order the book directly from Amazon, but Canadian readers can order directly from the publisher, Granville Island Publishing located in Vancouver, Canada.

9781894694704 $24.95

David’s unique experience as a psychiatrist and an admirer of the strong women in his life is chronicled and analyzed in his memoir. A psychiatrist and psychotherapist for over 30 years, David Kirkpatrick was born in Kansas City and raised in the small but unique town of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Following studies in Ohio, Atlanta, Augusta, San Francisco, Anchorage and Vancouver, David has been practicing psychiatry and psychotherapy since 1978. He continues to enjoy a balance between community mental health and a private psychotherapy practice, where he uses a family orientation in his work with individuals, couples and families in Vancouver and on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Well-published, he has been writing health care and humour articles since 1973.

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