Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl discuss and sign "The Wonder Down Under"


 Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl to the store to discuss and sign The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and Reality of the Vagina on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.

The Wonder Down Under is a comprehensive guide to a miraculous and complex part of the body that too few of us (regardless of gender) are all that familiar with--the vagina. With wisdom, humor, and scientific aplomb, medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl take readers on a fascinating journey of female sexual organs and sexual health--from the clitoris to contraception to cervical cancer.
More than a user's manual, this book is a demystification, and tribute to the vagina that we have been waiting for. The Wonder Down Under is filled with astonishing, important, and little-known information--relayed with both medical expertise and genuine empathy. Did you know, for instance, that female and male sex organs are merely variations on the same basic structure? Or that there's no such thing as a virginity test--because a broken hymen is not a meaningful indicator of whether or not someone's had sex?
Brochmann and Dahl have written a tour-de-force about the biology, anatomy, and reality of the female body, stopping along the way to explain how misinformation and silence about the vagina have been harmful to women over time. The Wonder Down Under makes crucial contributions to the discussion: the book was an instant bestseller that sold out in its native Norway in just three days. Since then it has been acquired by publishers in more than two dozen countries around the world.
The Wonder Down Under is a joyful and indispensable book that will educate readers of all kinds and equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual health and happiness. 

Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl are Oslo-based medical students who have, for several years, worked as educators in sexual health advising young people and minority groups. In 2015 they started the blog The Genital Area (Underlivet), with the aim of dispelling myths around female sexual health.

The Wonder Down Under at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodCopies of The Wonder Down Under will be available at the event or can be purchased through our website.





Event date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402