Waiting on Wednesday

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And here I am, back with another Waiting on Wednesday, brought to us by Breaking the Spine.

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Look at that cover? Isn’t beautiful? I love Amanda Palmer, and I can’t wait to get this book. Find it on Goodreads and Amazon.

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

Yes, technically this book has already come out, but I really need to read this book, and yesterday it came out on paperback. So I thought, it works. 😉
Anyway, Amanda Palmer is one of my heroines and you should buy this book. 😀

Anyone else a fan of Amanda Palmer? Has anyone read this book yet? Anyone want to send me a copy for free? Lol just kidding.  But really, tell me all your thoughts! I love comments. And as always put your link in your comment so I can read your WoW post and comment on it. Also enter my giveaway for a chance to win a book! a Rafflecopter giveaway I love you guys! 

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2 Comments

  1. This is an interesting premise, especially with Western values of independence and self sufficiency to consider. I remember talking about this at one point in Japanese class, how in Asia, there’s a more communal mindset that everyone should support and help one another. Here in the Americas and Europe, we tend to shame help seeking as a culture.

    Definitely a fascinating idea.

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