Abby Norman


science writer

Advance praise for ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS

"A fresh, honest, and startling look at what it means to exist in a woman’s body, in all of its beauty and pain. Abby’s voice is inviting, unifying, and remarkably brave."

— Gillian Anderson

Actress, activist, & co-author of We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere

"Compelling and impressively, Norman’s narrative not only offers an unsparing look at the historically and culturally fraught relationship between women and their doctors. It also reveals how, in the quest for answers and good health, women must still fight a patriarchal medical establishment to be heard. Disturbing but important reading."

— Kirkus

"Required reading for anyone who is a woman, or has ever met a woman.  This means you." 

— Jenny Lawson

 author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy

"In this searing memoir, Abby places her own infuriating experience in the broader context of misogyny in the medical industry."

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"This book deals with such an important subject. Abby Norman's odyssey with her own health is sadly an all too common story to those of us who suffered in silence for so long. My hope is that anyone involved in women's health will read her story and revisit the way we treat women and their health concerns in our culture." 

— Padma Lakshmi

New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America

"From wandering wombs to ovary compressors, Abby Norman’s book is packed with fascinating historical detail about how women's bodies have been misunderstood and mistreated by male doctors for centuries. It is also an important reminder that there is still a culture of silence surrounding women’s gynecological health in the twenty-first century, and that there is work yet to be done when it comes to advocating for women’s healthcare." 

—LindsEy Fitzharris

Author of The Butchering Art

“With searing prose, science writer and editor Norman pens a heartfelt medical history and memoir of coming to terms with the limitations of one’s physical body. . .A thoughtful read.” 

—Library Journal