The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Amanda Palmer

Now with a brand new Postscript from mind Pickings author Maria Popova

Rock superstar, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer understands all approximately asking. acting as a residing statue in a marriage gown, she wordlessly requested hundreds of thousands of passersby for his or her money. whilst she grew to become a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was once now not afraid to invite her viewers to aid her as she surfed the gang (and slept on their couches whereas touring). And while she left her checklist label to strike out on her personal, she requested her lovers to aid her in making an album, resulting in the world's such a lot winning song Kickstarter.

Even whereas Amanda is either celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in soliciting for support, she reveals that there are vital issues she can't ask for-as a musician, as a pal, and as a spouse. She learns that she isn't really on my own during this, that such a lot of individuals are afraid to invite for aid, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. during this groundbreaking ebook, she explores those obstacles in her personal existence and within the lives of these round her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and sensible elements of THE artwork OF ASKING.

Part manifesto, half revelation, this is often the tale of an artist suffering from the hot ideas of alternate within the twenty-first century, either off and on the web. THE paintings OF ASKING will encourage readers to reconsider their very own principles approximately asking, giving, paintings, and love.

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