“The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer

book cover

Subtitle: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Recommended to me by: Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk

This book brought me to tears, laughter, and boredom. It’s a confessional mix of Amanda Palmer’s friendship with her childhood neighbor Anthony, her relationship with Neil Gaiman, and her band’s tours and tangles with a recording company.

Some of it recapitulates the TED talk. Some of it reveals more than I’m comfortable even repeating here about her famous husband. Some of it is really good advice about asking, forgiving, being in the moment, connecting, loving.

Available at Powell’s Books.

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