the first review.

the first review.

deep breath. okay. remember how i promised that i wasn’t going to read ANY REVIEWS of “the art of asking”? i meant it. and i’ve held to it so far. and when i say no reviews, i mean none. no newspapers, no google alert, no music blogs, no amazon reviews, no nothing. nada. not unless… Read more »

using you to spread the love to indie bookstores, and GO!

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today’s asking experiment: USING YOU, YES YOU, TO SPREAD FINANCIAL BUSINESS-LOVE TO INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES. due to popular demand and the signed editions of “the art of asking” SELLING OUT (*whoohoo*) from Porter Square Books, i signed a few more. without going into the drama, many of you know that you can’t pre-order “the art of… Read more »

this is…the most beautiful thing. (kambriel is gonna help me take a lil piece of you on tour)

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kambriel – the clothing designer who’s designed/repurposed/made a LOT of different tour costumes for me over the years, including the incredible “ crowdsurfing jacket ” from the theatre is evil show – is working on something for my book-concert-tour… photo and “bottomfeeder” blog via leslie fandrich …and she’s CROWDSOURCING the material to make me a kimono, so i can basically WEAR ALL OF YOUR SOULS ON THE ROAD!! Read more »

ANNOUNCING…ASK AMANDA. please…ask away.

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“ask amanda”: a new experiment. so, dear ones. it’s time i started an official long-form “ask amanda” and i think i’m going to kick it off by simply taking anonymous submissions via email and posting long-form answers on the blog (then cross-post them to facebook). i din’t want to take question submissions here on the… Read more »

role-playing with fictional haters 101: ACTUALLY IN AWE OF INCREDIBLY AMAZING I WAS IN HEAVEN MAGIC HILARIOUS BEAUTIFUL MASSIVE HUGE TOTALLY

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greetings from upstate new york. it’s been a long time since I simply wrote a blog about…nothing. well, not nothing. those ol’ stream-of-consciousness upload to the cloud of the state of my personal one-woman nation. sometimes i think about it and i get worried that writing a book has ruined blogging for me. i more… Read more »

signing the giantest books

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how EXCITING is a giant giant-book signing?you judge. here’s a video of one… yesterday a bunch of crazy people gathered in upstate new york to organize-sign the FINAL FRONTIER of the kickstarter: we’re finallllllllly getting “the bed song” books out the door; they have been in the making for TWO years and look pretty goddamn… Read more »

mobile cleansing and the babies thrown out in that bathwater

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please note: i’m cross-posting this blog to facebook and will read both sets of comments. please use the blog if you’re able to so facebook doesn’t eat the world. i love this article by jeremy vandehey about “mobile cleansing”. i nodded my head throughout. again: it’s all about balance. it’s been bothering my for years – the to-check-or-not-to-check question, and while i’ve… Read more »