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.

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Jun 1st, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Queens Hall
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Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Address: 85-89 Clerk Street. the art of asking book tour
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Jun 2nd, 2015
Time: 12:30pm.
Edinburgh Waterstones
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at 12.30pm
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Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
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at 12.30pm
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Jun 3rd, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Royal Northern College of Music
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Manchester,
United Kingdom
Address: 124 Oxford Road. the art of asking book tour
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Jun 4th, 2015
Time: 12:30pm.
Waterstones Manchester
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Manchester,
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at 12.30pm
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Jun 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
City Varieties
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Leeds,
United Kingdom
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Jun 6th, 2015
Time: 1:00pm.
Waterstones Leeds
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Leeds,
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Jun 8th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Union Chapel
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London,
United Kingdom
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Jun 9th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Union Chapel
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London,
United Kingdom
Address: Compton Terrace. the art of asking book tour
16+
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Jun 10th, 2015
Time: 6:30pm.
Trafalgar Square Waterstones
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London,
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at 6:30pm
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Jun 13th, 2015
Time: 4:00pm.
Seafront Marquee At Dillons Park, Coliemore Road
Dalkey Book Festival, Dalkey, Ireland
Amanda speaking session at 4PM June 13th
All Ages
more info here.
Dalkey,
Ireland
Dalkey Book Festival, Dalkey, Ireland
Amanda speaking session at 4PM June 13th
All Ages
more info here.
Jun 13th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Academy
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Dublin,
Ireland
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Jun 14th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Limelight
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Belfast, County Antrim
United Kingdom
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