About Abby

Abby Norman is a writer & editor based in Maine.

Her debut book ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain was published by Bold Type Books (Hachette Book Group) in 2018, with advance praise from Gillian Anderson, Lindsey Fitzharris, Jenny Lawson, and Padma Lakshmi.

The book was praised by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington PostThe Sunday TimesThe Irish Times, Literary Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Book Riot, Toronto Star, ELLE, Health Magazine, Undark Magazine, BUST MagazineBitch MagazineMs. Magazine, BBC Radio 5, and other international media outlets.

In 2019, the paperback edition was published in the U.S., as well as the Korean translation in Seoul (Momento Publishing/Duran Kim Agency).

Her work has been featured in Harper's, Medium, The Independent, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, and elsewhere. Interviews and profiles have been seen and heard, including NPR/WNYC, BBC, Anchor.fm, The New York Times, Playboy, Forbes, Glamour, Women’s Health, and Bitch Magazine.

As a patient & advocate, she has been a board member, speaker, and presenter at conferences including Stanford University’s Stanford Medicine X and the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s annual medical conference and Patient Day. She has received education and training ranging from basic life support and FEMA-certification for HAZMAT to certified health literacy coaching through The Dartmouth Institute.

She’s served on several technical expert panels through the National Partnership for Women and Families’ CORE Network, including Yale University, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), and Health Affairs. In 2019, she contributed to a paper addressing research gaps and unmet needs in endometriosis published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Abby currently works as an editor from her home on the Maine coast where she lives with her dog, Whimsy.

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