Writer Crushes #1: Molly Crabapple

Just discovered Molly Crabapple (first of all what an awesome name) via a wonderful podcast on Longform.com.  This is direct page to her interview- the beginning intro is confusing as it sounds like it’s about someone else.

I picked her to listen to as it mentioned she is a writer and an artist.  And that caught my attention as I also do both.  She’s been very successful even though she is def. a bit rough and wild, but she’s so genuinely herself- I respect that.  Seh’s got

Warning she cusses at lot! But what a fearless, outrageous individual- so be warned she is pretty out there, was a former burlesque worker, East Village denizen, but she’s a hustler, began making money from her art as an outsider- from a seemingly blue collar background.

She now is a columnist for Vice, and  has written for NY Times and Vanity Fair to name a few.  She did what sounds like an awesome piece on Guantanamo, and travels into dangerous zones not out of stupidity but because she cares and wants to see for herself.

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