Amanda Palmer The Art of Asking

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'When we really see each other, we want to help each other' - Amanda Palmer Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like these have gone beyond satisfying her basic needs for food and shelter - they've taught her how to turn strangers into friends, build communities, and discover her own giving impulses. And because she had learned how to ask, she was able to go to the world to ask for the money to make a new album and tour with it, and to raise over a million dollars in a month. In the New York TImes bestseller The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use these same principles in our own lives. (Quelle:'E-Buch Text/11.11.2014')

Ihre Botschaft, kombiniert mit Autobiografischem - stellenweise superspannend, teilweise dreht es sich jedoch sehr im Kreis

— TinaLiest

Love Amanda Palmer and still wasn't prepared for this to hit so close to home. Very emotional & absolutely inspiring! - I'll take the flower

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    The Art of Asking

    Seitenhain

    07. January 2015 um 19:59

    Okay, I have a massive book hangover, so here's some background info to start with: Amanda Fucking Palmer is a punk cabaret rock musician, has toured the world, hugged a large part of the human population, and scored a whooping Million Dollars with her "Theatre is Evil"-Kickstarter-campaign. Her fanbase is loyal and strong, since she tweets daily, blogs about everything, and is very approachable at signings. She is married to (one of my favorite) author(s) Neil Gaiman. So, in 2013 she gave a speech at TED (see above), where new ideas and concepts are presented. She talked about asking people to help instead of carrying the weight of the world alone on your shoulders. After the talk she was approached if she wanted to write a book about her idea. This is it. But it's not simply a How-To-Ask-manual or a dry nonfiction book. Amanda's life has been a study in how to ask for the things you need: you have to make a connection first. That is why the How-To-Parts are intertwined with stories from her own life - a large part is autobiographical, including details of her marriage and her friendships and the connections she has made on the road. I myself had the same problem with money as Amanda: I am currently an intern and therefore don't have as much money as my boyfriend. He sometimes insists to pay for stuff for me and I, in my stubborn feminist mind, tell him not to. I have now learned to thank him for his offerings and not feel guilty. That is why this book is a beauty: it teaches us to interact, to accept, and to be grateful. I laughed ("BaNAHna"), I cried (Neil and love), and then I realized that I had been lurking in the shadows of her blog, never commenting, never engaging. I felt connected to this wonderful woman and her fantastic husband and she didn't even know I existed. But there were so many things that I wanted to tell her. So I took notes and wrote her a mail. I made a connection. "There's really no honor in proving that you can carry the entire load on your own shoulders. (...) Take the fucking donuts."

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