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The Art of Asking; Amanda Palmer

| published December 5, 2015 |

Book review by Kristy Webster, Thursday Review contributor

“From what I've seen, it isn't so much the act of asking that paralyzes us--it's what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one. It points, fundamentally, to our separation from one another.”
—Amanda Palmer

Artists and creatives of every genre and form will find validation, encouragement and inspiration in Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking. Palmer performed as a living statue dubbed the eight foot bride, formed the indie band The Dresden Dolls—a cabaret, punk duo—and eventually made history by raising over one million dollars through crowdfunding to produce her album after a very public split from her music label.

Readers will love Palmer’s wry, humorous and ultimately, sympathetic tone. This is a book that will give you the motivation and the tools to chase your creative endeavor, your artistic dreams!

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