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Art of Asking : Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help (Hardcover) (Amanda Palmer)
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Rock singer, 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.
The lead singer of The Dresden Dolls reveals how she has used the power of social networking to meet basic survival needs, make friends, and strengthen communities by raising awareness and funds.
Number of Pages: 340.0
Genre: Self Improvement, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Motivational + Inspirational, Composers + Musicians, Personal Growth / General
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: Amanda Palmer
Street Date: November 11, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0036