The Art of Asking

From the inside cover of The Art of Asking:

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.

YOU CAN ORDER AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

List of independent booksellers in US:
New Zealand Hardcover

Upcoming Tour Dates

Mar 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Cuisine En Locale
THE AMANDA PALMER SPEAKEASY @ CUISINE EN LOCALE featuring special guests PWR BTTM (https://www.facebook.com/PWRBTTM666) Doors: 7:00 all ages tickets on sale: Feb 13th at 12:00 NOON EST
Somerville, MA
United States
Sold Out
Address: 156 Highland Avenue. THE AMANDA PALMER SPEAKEASY @ CUISINE EN LOCALE featuring special guests PWR BTTM (https://www.facebook.com/PWRBTTM666) Doors: 7:00 all ages tickets on sale: Feb 13th at 12:00 NOON EST
Mar 18th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Vogue Theatre

AMANDA PALMER & FRIENDS FROM TED
present a night of random music, ideas & mayhem. all proceeds to benefit the Vancouver Food Bank

All Ages w/ 19+ Bar

Tickets On-Sale: Friday, January 23 @ noon PST here.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
Address: 918 Granville Street.
AMANDA PALMER & FRIENDS FROM TED
present a night of random music, ideas & mayhem. all proceeds to benefit the Vancouver Food Bank

All Ages w/ 19+ Bar

Tickets On-Sale: Friday, January 23 @ noon PST here.
Mar 23rd, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Carnegie Hall
The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads
All Ages
100% of the net proceeds to benefit Music Education for Underprivileged Youth
New York, NY
United States
Address: 881 7th Avenue. The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads
All Ages
100% of the net proceeds to benefit Music Education for Underprivileged Youth
Apr 4th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Lincoln Theater
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Saturday, April 4
Washington DC – Lincoln Theater
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10AM local time here.
Washington, DC,
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Saturday, April 4
Washington DC – Lincoln Theater
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10AM local time here.
Apr 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
The National
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Sunday, April 5
RICHMOND, VA @ The National
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:AM local time here.
Richmond, Virginia
United States
Address: 708 E Broad Street. An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Sunday, April 5
RICHMOND, VA @ The National
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:AM local time here.
Apr 6th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Fletcher Opera Theater
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Monday, April 6
RALEIGH, NC @ AJ Fletcher Opera Theater
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM local time here.
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Monday, April 6
RALEIGH, NC @ AJ Fletcher Opera Theater
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM local time here.
Apr 9th, 2015
Time: 8:00pm.
Variety Playhouse
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Thursday, April 9
ATLANTA, GA @ Variety Playhouse
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM EST here.
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Thursday, April 9
ATLANTA, GA @ Variety Playhouse
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM EST here.
Apr 10th, 2015
Time: 9:00pm.
WorkPlay Theatre
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Friday, April 10
BIRMINGHAM, AL @ WorkPlay
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM local time here.
Birmingham, Alabama
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Friday, April 10
BIRMINGHAM, AL @ WorkPlay
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM local time here.
Apr 11th, 2015
Time: 9:00pm.
Civic Theatre
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Saturday, April 11
NEW ORLEANS, LA @ Civic Theatre
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM CST here.
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Saturday, April 11
NEW ORLEANS, LA @ Civic Theatre
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM CST here.
Apr 14th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Paramount Theatre
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Tuesday, April 14
AUSTIN, TX @ Paramount Theatre
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM local time here.
Austin, Texas
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Tuesday, April 14
AUSTIN, TX @ Paramount Theatre
All Ages
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 10:00AM local time here.
Apr 15th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Granada Theater
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Wednesday, April 15
DALLAS, TX @ Granada Theater
Ages 14+
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 11:00AM local time here.
Dallas, Texas
United States
An Evening With Amanda Fucking Palmer
Wednesday, April 15
DALLAS, TX @ Granada Theater
Ages 14+
Tickets will be available on Friday, Feb 20th at 11:00AM local time here.
May 8th, 2015
Time: 12:00pm.
HOW Design Live Conference
AMANDA PALMER in conversation with maria popova (you know her from the essential http://brainpickings.org) at the How Design Live Conference in Chicago.
more info here.
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Address: 151 East Upper Wacker Dr.. AMANDA PALMER in conversation with maria popova (you know her from the essential http://brainpickings.org) at the How Design Live Conference in Chicago.
more info here.
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