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The Art of Asking - Amanda Palmer
The Art of Asking
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Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to... show more
Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter.

Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING.

Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love. - See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/amanda-palmer/the-art-of-asking/9781478982883/#sthash.OiORYqEi.dpuf
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781478982883 (1478982888)
Publisher: Hatchette Audio
Minutes: 687
Edition language: English
Category:
Biography
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Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
2.0 The Art of Asking
i liked what she said about her relationship with both Anthony and Neil. The rest of the book is mostly twittering, couchsurfing, and some longer blog posts as Gaiman himself called somewhere in the book. The saddest scene for was when Amanda was in a cafe with Anthony and she checked her phone to ...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
5.0 Amanda Palmer Is A Real Person!
Amanda Palmer --- musician, artist, connector of dots, blogger, tweeter, writer, philosopher, speaker, wife, friend, and most importantly human --- really pulls back the curtain in this book, to show us what she does behind the scenes to make the final product (what we see when we buy her music, her...
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
The Caffeinated Bibliophile rated it
5.0 The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer isn't everyone's cup of tea. She's brash, she's creative and she's not ashamed to let the world know it. Amanda takes us on her journey, as an artist, from her beginnings as a human statue, through her stripping career, through to her highly successful Kickstarter, and her woes of al...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
4.5 The Art of Asking
I went into this book only knowing that Amanda Palmer is the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls, a band my husband likes and the 2 times I've heard them have given me a headache, and that she's married to Neil Gaiman, an author my husband loves and I've never read but stood in line for a signing with ...
Reading for Sanity
Reading for Sanity rated it
5.0 The Art of Asking
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Amanda Palmer, 2014 Amanda Palmer – musician and blogger – has written a book on the subject of her TED talk, about how it’s okay to ask for help. Half memoir, half self-help book, The Art of Asking covers topics ranging f...
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