Norman’s book launch comes to Maine

Mar 11, 2018
Abby Norman brings her book to the New York City headquarters of for a Facebook Live interview.

Portland — Abby Norman, a Searsport alum who lives in Camden, will present her debut book Wednesday, March 21, at SPACE gallery, 538 Congress St. Her book talk, reading and signing is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund and the Maine Writers Alliance. Admission is free, but space is limited so reserving tickets is requested at

Norman’s book, “Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain,” is a mix of memoir, social and medical history, and interviews. Released by Nation Books on March 6, the book and Norman have been making the media rounds. Norman appeared on NPR’s “The Take Away” the day after publication. She has been interviewed and featured by a range of outlets including TIME, Bitch, Bustle, and Playboy; and is working on original pieces for Lenny Letter, The Guardian, HuffPost and LinkedIn.

“Ask Me About My Uterus” will be excerpted in the April issue of Harper’s (on newsstands March 23) and will be reviewed twice in The New York Times, including the March 25 Book Review. Well before publication, the book was making a stir, due to early endorsement by “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson; and Padma Lakshmi, New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Norman is a science writer and host of “Let Me Google That,” a daily podcast on As a patient and advocate, she has been a board member, speaker and presenter at several conferences including Stanford University’s Stanford Medicine X and the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Her book’s title comes from a publication she founded on Medium that amassed a readership of more than 10,000 in its inaugural year. For more information about her and her work, visit

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