Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ask Me About My Uterus - Abby Normal

Abby Normal  writes about her battle with chronic pain due to problems relating to her endometriosis.  In this memoir she describes her battles to get heard by doctors as she returns again and again with excruciating pain, and finds herself being referred to therapists implying that her illness is in her head.  She did have a bit of a horrible childhood with an anorexic mother who controlled her daughters food intake, limiting her meals and leaving her hungry and ignored. 

At 16 she applied for legal emancipation from her parents. and sought to support herself and earn enough money to attend college.  However her education is interrupted as she finds herself unable to attend due to her medical issues.

I plodded along with the book and while I sympathized with her problems, I didn't come away learning much or being left with much of an impression of the author. 2/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It sounds like a good story but tediously told. Not everyone who has an interesting life can describe it.