"Introducing A Short Book about Drawing (published 10 October by Quadrille), Marr and leading neurologist Professor Paul M. Matthews will explore the links between drawing, painting and well-being. Since childhood, the journalist and TV presenter has been at his happiest with a pen or brush in his hand. But why does he do it? Does it have a point? And in what way, if any, does this activity relate to what we think of as ‘art’? Marr considers the mechanics of the process – the act of making and its importance for a happy life – alongside the ways in which good drawing or painting can make us think harder and see the world differently."