Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In the fall of 2010, Abby Norman's strong dancer's body dropped forty pounds and gray hairs began to sprout from her temples. She was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain, but the doctors insisted it was a urinary tr For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for re...

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Title:Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain
Author:Abby Norman
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1568585810
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain Reviews

  • Sarah Hannah
    May 09, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

  • Celina
    Jul 04, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

    Part memoir, part manifesto. Norman's story is compelling, and her perspective provides an important challenge to the ways the medical field has discredited women throughout history. While she writes based on her own condition, I wish she had spent more time examining how medicine has ...

    Ms Norman weaves her personal experiences living with the diagnosis of endometriosis, and the history of women being ignored by medicine. It's a painfully brutal look at the ways women's health is misunderstood, insufficiently researched, poorly managed, and frequently misdiagnosed as ...

    I'm going to start this review with a personal anecdote from my own experience with the world of medicine: back in 2014, I went to see a doctor because I'd been dealing with abnormal uterine bleeding. I'd basically had what looked & felt like an extremely heavy period for four mont...

    This book has given me very mixed feelings. On one hand, the author details the pain, nausea, fatigue, non stop bleeding & the amount of suffering that a severe ?endo? patient goes through so vividly, I was having to stop between chapters to clear the tears from my eyes so I co...

    3.5/5 I'm ambivalent about this memoir. Since April of this year, I have been reading women's memoirs, specifically as these memoirs relate to health, the body, and illness or disease [Gay's "Hunger,"; Khakpour's "Sick,"; "Shadowlands"; and "The Recovering.". I was drawn to this memoi...

  • Ashley Holstrom
    Feb 09, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

  • Jillian
    Jun 02, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

  • Stephanie
    Jul 02, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

    Part memoir, part manifesto. Norman's story is compelling, and her perspective provides an important challenge to the ways the medical field has discredited women throughout history. While she writes based on her own condition, I wish she had spent more time examining how medicine has ...

    Ms Norman weaves her personal experiences living with the diagnosis of endometriosis, and the history of women being ignored by medicine. It's a painfully brutal look at the ways women's health is misunderstood, insufficiently researched, poorly managed, and frequently misdiagnosed as ...

    I'm going to start this review with a personal anecdote from my own experience with the world of medicine: back in 2014, I went to see a doctor because I'd been dealing with abnormal uterine bleeding. I'd basically had what looked & felt like an extremely heavy period for four mont...

  • Canadian Reader
    May 12, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

  • Nikki
    Feb 22, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

  • MarissaQ
    Apr 11, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

  • Lisa
    Dec 15, 2017

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

  • Meagan
    Mar 26, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

    Part memoir, part manifesto. Norman's story is compelling, and her perspective provides an important challenge to the ways the medical field has discredited women throughout history. While she writes based on her own condition, I wish she had spent more time examining how medicine has ...

  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    May 06, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

  • Ashley
    May 04, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

  • Janday
    Nov 24, 2017

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

  • Alex Linschoten
    Mar 08, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

  • Rhiannon Johnson
    Mar 13, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

  • Janet
    Nov 24, 2017

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

  • Katie
    Jun 04, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

    Part memoir, part manifesto. Norman's story is compelling, and her perspective provides an important challenge to the ways the medical field has discredited women throughout history. While she writes based on her own condition, I wish she had spent more time examining how medicine has ...

    Ms Norman weaves her personal experiences living with the diagnosis of endometriosis, and the history of women being ignored by medicine. It's a painfully brutal look at the ways women's health is misunderstood, insufficiently researched, poorly managed, and frequently misdiagnosed as ...

    I'm going to start this review with a personal anecdote from my own experience with the world of medicine: back in 2014, I went to see a doctor because I'd been dealing with abnormal uterine bleeding. I'd basically had what looked & felt like an extremely heavy period for four mont...

    This book has given me very mixed feelings. On one hand, the author details the pain, nausea, fatigue, non stop bleeding & the amount of suffering that a severe ?endo? patient goes through so vividly, I was having to stop between chapters to clear the tears from my eyes so I co...

    3.5/5 I'm ambivalent about this memoir. Since April of this year, I have been reading women's memoirs, specifically as these memoirs relate to health, the body, and illness or disease [Gay's "Hunger,"; Khakpour's "Sick,"; "Shadowlands"; and "The Recovering.". I was drawn to this memoi...

    This book changed everything I thought I knew about my own condition. I was firmly taught that endometriosis was a disorder somehow caused by abnormal menstruation, though the mechanism hadn?t yet been pinpointed by modern science. To find out that endometriosal adhesions have been f...

  • Dina
    Jun 01, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

  • Corinna Fabre
    Mar 05, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

  • Erin
    Feb 23, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

  • Vanessa
    Apr 04, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

  • Liz
    Jun 10, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

    Part memoir, part manifesto. Norman's story is compelling, and her perspective provides an important challenge to the ways the medical field has discredited women throughout history. While she writes based on her own condition, I wish she had spent more time examining how medicine has ...

    Ms Norman weaves her personal experiences living with the diagnosis of endometriosis, and the history of women being ignored by medicine. It's a painfully brutal look at the ways women's health is misunderstood, insufficiently researched, poorly managed, and frequently misdiagnosed as ...

    I'm going to start this review with a personal anecdote from my own experience with the world of medicine: back in 2014, I went to see a doctor because I'd been dealing with abnormal uterine bleeding. I'd basically had what looked & felt like an extremely heavy period for four mont...

    This book has given me very mixed feelings. On one hand, the author details the pain, nausea, fatigue, non stop bleeding & the amount of suffering that a severe ?endo? patient goes through so vividly, I was having to stop between chapters to clear the tears from my eyes so I co...

  • Heather
    Feb 14, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

  • Anna
    Jan 04, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

  • Paula Dennan
    Mar 27, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

  • Amy Kreydin
    Feb 11, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In...

    Part memoir, part manifesto. Norman's story is compelling, and her perspective provides an important challenge to the ways the medical field has discredited women throughout history. While she writes based on her own condition, I wish she had spent more time examining how medicine has ...

    Ms Norman weaves her personal experiences living with the diagnosis of endometriosis, and the history of women being ignored by medicine. It's a painfully brutal look at the ways women's health is misunderstood, insufficiently researched, poorly managed, and frequently misdiagnosed as ...

  • April
    Mar 18, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

  • Hanna
    Jan 24, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

  • Amy
    May 10, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

  • Molly T
    Mar 07, 2018

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Abby Norman for your courageous voice in advocating women's health. Ironically as I write this review, Nelly Furtado's version of Maneater is playing. A song that I feel my fellow Canuck turned...

    I was really looking forward to reading this, and now that I'm done with it, I can tell you my excitement was not displaced. I very much enjoyed certain aspects of it, but also experienced feelings of indifference to it. At certain times, my attention strayed. I would read sever...

    Rating: 2.5 At the beginning of her second year of college at Sarah Lawrence, Abby Norman experienced excruciating knife-sharp abdominal pain, which eventually took her to the hospital, caused her to withdraw from university, and led to surgery to remove a ?chocolate cyst?, a ty...

    "Even now, it's been so many years since I've lived in a pain-free body that I don't really remember what it feels like." I'd accuse Abby Norman of plagiarizing me if I didn't wholeheartedly, bone-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, atom-pulsingly believe her. Even though this is a book abou...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is a a searingly honest account of Abby Norman?s struggle to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. Considering it takes on average 7.5 years for women to receive that diagnosis, Norman is far from alone which is where the subtitle of the book comes in; A Quest to M...

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** . . Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, those are both acceptable plural forms of 'uterus'. Half the human population has o...

    Abby Norman tells her often harrowing story with grace in Ask Me About My Uterus. She?s had to make her way through life in pain, and mostly alone. I?m in awe of her courage and fortitude! Norman spent her childhood with an absent father, and a functionally absent mother who was...

    There's this quote in the book about how conditions that seem to lurk unnoticed in a woman's body go unnoticed by others because, for one thing, they are an assumed part of womanhood, and, for another, women are taught to keep those pains private. This was one of the parts - among many...

    A cross between a blunt but heart-felt memoir and a medical mystery; Abby delves into life with chronic pain and a medical system which refuses to believe it. I appreciated that she early (and more than once) noted that despite the title; women are not defined by their ownership of a u...

    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm going to be honest and say that I was expecting more from this. I thought it would be more about Norman's health struggles and fights with her doctors. Instead, the constant focus on Norman's horrif...

    My main issue with this book is that it is poorly written and/or edited. The chapters, and writing in general, are meandering and oftentimes baffling as to why certain writing choices were made. Too often, probably most of the time, the author seemed to want to introduce a story/topic ...

    I came across Abby Norman?s Ask Me About My Uterus on Bitch Magazine?s list of most anticipated non fiction for 2018 and was immediately interested. A few of the women that I love dearly in my life have been affected by endometriosis, and I?m aware that it?s a challenging dis...

    Wow, I was absolutely enthralled by Abby Norman's journey. Part memoir, part history of women's pain, this book was everything I was looking for & more. Norman is a skilled researcher, in large part, because her life has greatly depended on it, but also because she's truly an acade...

    I wanted to like this?after all, I?m super fascinated by the politics of the female body. And while I feel for the author, this book isn?t great. The writing and structure are clunky, and the whole thing is about 100 pages too long. Norman?s writing is best when she?s summari...

    Ask Me About My Uterus is an informative and well-researched read on an under-treated ailment and, maybe more importantly, on the general systemic dismissal of women's pain. The author, Abby Norman, draws from her own medical experiences to illustrate the problems that are all too ofte...

    I found Abby's story very relatable, we are both Sarah Lawrence women with chronic pain who have mothers with chronic pain who grew up below the poverty line. I love that she's bringing this issue to light because it's an important one. What I felt the story lacked was that it's struct...

    A personal story of endometriosis pain mixed in with the meta-tale of how female pain has always been undervalued by a (male-dominated) medical profession. Both parts are interesting, but her writing really shines when she describes the raw sensations in her body as well as her ongoing...

    I have one question after reading this book: WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? Somebody really needed to go through this book and cut cut cut cut a lot of it. It's a shame, because I actually really enjoy the author's writing style and I am here for more books about women's experiences with endome...

    Abby Norman does an amazing job of describing life as a woman with endometriosis. She mixes in humor, with very specific details about living with this disease. It?s amazing she found the time and strength to write this terrific book. Reading her book let me know that my own struggle...

    While it does tackle a very difficult and relevant topic, the author's ramblings and tangents just had me heavily skimming the second half of the book. There is a lot of jargon, a lot of medical terms, and a lot of self-pity. Though, the author is justified sometimes in the incompe...

    Infuriatingly unresolved ending, but I guess that was unavoidable and also kind of the point. Really good, vindicating, tragic, anger-inducing, smart. ...

    Uterus-owners have endured pain that gets brushed off as ?hysteria? for centuries. Abby Norman?s is brushed off as ?all in her head.? She suffers endometriosis undiagnosed for years, her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds. When she gets to a doctor, she?s sent home with ant...

    Thank you to Nation Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have been looking forward to this book for months and am thrilled by its place in the revolution we are currently witnessing: women, especially young women, taking a stand aga...