The Art of Asking: How I learned to stop worrying and let people help — Amanda Palmer
My quick review of Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking”.
I’ll be blunt: this book is not in one of the categories of book I usually read… But a friend recommended it a couple of times and I thought “OK, I might take a look at it during the holidays”. Before starting, I wasn’t sure I would finish reading it; well, I read it front-to-back in less than two days.
In a way, “The Art of Asking” could be seen as some kind of an autobiography, but it’s not quite only that. I read about how Amanda Palmer performed as a living statue in a wedding dress, briefly communicating a short but powerful “I see you, thank you!” to passersby. She then writes about her kickstarter campain after she left her record label, her TED talk, how she slept on fan’s couches during her tours, how she invistes them to write/draw on her body (trusting them to do no harm), and about some encounters with her fans or some passages of her life – and some paragraphs are quite touching, I must say.
→ 4⁄5 This books is not amongst the kind of books I usually read, but, as a matter of fact, I liked it. Amanda Palmer’s stories are interesting, and the book is easy to read.