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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Upcoming Tour Dates

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.
May 29th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
St George’s
the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Bristol,
United Kingdom
Address: Great George Street. the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Jun 1st, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Queens Hall
the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Address: 85-89 Clerk Street. the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Jun 3rd, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Royal Northern College of Music
the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Manchester,
United Kingdom
Address: 124 Oxford Road. the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Jun 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
City Varieties
the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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Leeds,
United Kingdom
Address: Swan Street. the art of asking book tour
14+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
more info on the o2 pre-sale here.
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Jun 8th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Union Chapel
the art of asking book tour
16+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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London,
United Kingdom
Address: Compton Terrace. the art of asking book tour
16+
tickets will be available for pre-sale on 22 april at 9AM GMT and on sale on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
more info on the o2 pre-sale here.
more info on the Live Nation pre-sale here
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 @ The Seafront Marquee, Dillons Park, Coliemore Road
more info here.
Dalkey,
Ireland
Dalkey Book Festival, Dalkey, Ireland Amanda speaking session at 4PM June 13th @ The Seafront Marquee, Dillons Park, Coliemore Road
more info here.
Jun 13th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Academy
the art of asking book tour
18+
tickets will be available on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
Dublin,
Ireland
Address: 57 Abbey Street Middle. the art of asking book tour
18+
tickets will be available on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
Jun 14th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm.
Limelight
the art of asking book tour
18+
tickets will be available on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
Belfast, County Antrim
United Kingdom
Address: 17 Ormeau Avenue. the art of asking book tour
18+
tickets will be available on 24 april at 9am GMT here.
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