Truly Excellent I was already a patron of Amanda Palmer before I bought this book. I upped my patronage after reading it. I’ve been interested in Palmer for a few years now, and gradually come to admire her more and more. I found this book absolutely inspirational in ways I never thought I would. I generally loathe feel good, self help type books, and honestly thought this might turn out to be one of those, which is why I waited so long to read this. I also did not watch the Ted talk the book is based on until…
Third time I buy this book This was the third time I bought The art of Asking. I first bought a hard copy of this book during a period of low self-esteem and it really helped me reading about Amanda Palmer’s own fight against impostor’s syndrome. I then gifted my copy of the book to a friend who was similarly going through a difficult period. Bought another copy, ended up giving it to another friend who is an artist and was fundraising for her next project, so she could get some inspiration from Amanda’s record…
Officially, my absolute favourite Amanda in the whole wide world I hadn’t heard of Amanda Palmer until I read about her marriage to Neil Gaiman. Fair play to them both, and in addition to the story of Amanda’s life – artistic and otherwise – interspersed in this wonderful book is their love story. I’ve actually cherry-picked those sections into a separate playlist to the main book playlist (who can resist a modern romance)? But the main subject matter of the book is just great – its a courageous, insightful and heartfelt treatise. If you’ve seen the TED…
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