update re: jian and toronto.

update re: jian and toronto.

hi guys thank you for patiently standing by while i figured out what to do about this situation with jian ghomeshi, who i invited months ago to be my on-stage interview guest in toronto as i tour the book. to those of you who have engaged in the conversation in a thoughtful, compassionate, calm way,… Read more »

it rained today.

blog-2014.10.22

it rained today. i took a drive. people get born. people get high. people get mail. people get cancer. people get lucky. people get tests. people get flowers. people get jailed. people get surprised. people get shot. people get trapped. people get honored. people get lost. people get busy. people get sainted. people get abortions…. Read more »

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!

blog-2014.10.09

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.

blog-2014.10.02

“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 »