We end 2015 and the many writers who have read here on a truly high note, with one of the year’s most powerful, astonishing books. Released on December 1, Drawing Blood (Harper) is New York activist, artist, and writer Molly Crabapple’s singular memoir, a book of riveting, compelling language and visual imagery, a coming into adult life account that melds work, life, love, purpose, activism, and witness in ways very few other writers or artists manage in a series of works, much less one unique book. “Molly Crabapple writes her ‘pen is her lockpick,’ and with it she has revealed truths about life, culture, and politics in America that are compelling, artistic, and memorable - as is this revealing new memoir. An engaging read by one of the nation’s most gifted activists.” - Bryan Stevenson. “Molly Crabapple is turn by turn irreverent, respectful, enraged, and then trembling with awe, and all of this is a tender meditation on the power of art to transform a singular life into one that can be emblematic for us all: powerful and magical.” - Chris Abani. “A punk Joan Didion, a young Patti Smith with paint on her hands, a 21st-century Sylvia Plath.” - @ALA_Booklist.