Even while Amanda is both celebrated and... more
Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of The Art Of Asking.
Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. The Art Of Asking will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love. less
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Eric Alper Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking, giving, art, and love. Her book The Art Of Asking is so much a must-read, that I give it to all the artists I work with for the holidays. #InternationalWomensDay #WomenInMusic https://t.co/kf4b6F2YFV (Source)
Aysha Teja A book I read relatively recently but wished I read when I was younger is The Art of Asking: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer. I am horrible at asking for help. I’m afraid of being a nuisance, of appearing weak and mostly afraid of being rejected. I realized just how afraid I was when my cousin’s husband and one of my dearest high school friend insisted they help me move instead of hiring movers and my instinct was to say "No". When I finally accepted their generous offers to help, I realized that, yes, asking for help makes me vulnerable, but also enables... (Source)