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BookPeople Presents: Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking

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AMANDA PALMER - The Art of Asking

Start: 11/24/2014 7:00 pm

Monday, November 24 at 7PM

BookPeople presents

Musician, Author, TED talker 
AMANDA PALMER

speaking & signing
The Art of Asking,
or How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Let People Help

Amanda Palmer's TED talk, "The Art of Asking" has been viewed over eight million times worldwide. In her new book, based on her TED talk, Palmer reveals how those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and devoted fans can ask for what they need, turn strangers into friends, and learn to be more giving in our own lives. 


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The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. 

Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of THE ART OF ASKING, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LET PEOPLE HELP from BookPeople.

Books & tickets are available for pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. 

If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world! 
 

About The Art of Asking:
Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. 
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.

Amanda Palmer is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, activist, director, and blogger who first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. She is a fellow at the Berkman Institute for Internet Studies at Harvard University and has shown her underwear on Australian television. She currently avoids living in places including Boston, New York, and Melbourne with her husband, author Neil Gaiman, who is easily embarrassed.

Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. A dynamic speaker, she frequently presents on the topic of shame resilience at conferences and public events. Visit her popular blog (www.ordinarycourage.com) to learn more.

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