The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Book

The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer

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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 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.

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Amanda McKinnon Gaiman Palmer (also known as Amanda Fucking Palmer (AFP); born April 30, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and songwriter who first became famous as a duet with Brian Villone in the group "The Dresden Dolls ". The singer`s successful solo career is associated with the group Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. In 2007, Amanda and Jason Webley formed the duo Evelyn Evelyn. The wife of science fiction writer Neil Gaiman. - The official website of Amanda Fucking Palmer.

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