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Amanda's Art of Asking

When Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman visited the Jean Cocteau Cinema in September, Amanda read a bit for us from her new book, THE ART OF ASKING.  Sounded very cool.... unfortunately, we couldn't sell any copies, since the book had not yet been published.  The only copy on site was the advance copy that Amanda was reading from.

amanda's book

But hey, the wait is over... the ART OF ASKING has now been published, as of 11/11, and should be available at your local bookstore, or from your favorite online bookseller (alas, we don't have any signed copies available at the Jean Cocteau, but we hope to remedy that the next time Amanda and Neil come to visit).

Amanda says:
      " it's a book about....a lot of things. my marriage, my days as a weird street performer, my amazing band and label disaster,
my difficulties dealing with a best friend who's had cancer for the past three years; but that's all sort of a veil.
mostly it's an attempt to try to discover why all human beings (especially artists) has such a hard time asking for things.

i poured my heart into it. it's a really personal book.
it's also really FUNNY.
and sad.
it's a weird book.
but i'm really, really proud of it

Everything you could want to know about ordering a copy can be found here: http://amandapalmer.net/

Happy reading.  Happy asking.



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Kells O'Connor
Nov. 20th, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Ohhh she's amazing, I love her music both with Dresden Dolls and solo. Coolest eyebrows I've ever seen.
Nov. 20th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
I was brought on to shoot her show when she came to Philly promoting the book last week: https://www.flickr.com/photos/75149876@N00/sets/72157649314273861/

George, I'm afraid she has raised the bar. When you hit town to promote Winds of Winter, I'll expect to see you with a ukulele.
Nov. 21st, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
Damn you. Now I've got a ASOIAF filk set to "The Ukelele Song" bubbling in my head meat.

You can watch Ned lose his head
You can play at weddings red
You can play for Others (dead!)
Nov. 21st, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
I'm happy to see you sharing this! I have a copy already and am a few chapter in - I love it. Spread the inspiration!
Nov. 24th, 2014 10:08 am (UTC)
As someone who, for many years, sang on the street before getting paid to on the regular, I loved Amanda Palmers thoughts. I saw some of her performance pieces on it. I'll have to get that book. :)
Nov. 26th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
it was a wonderful show
I just finished her book. Beautiful read. It is raw, to the point it makes you flinch. One of the few times I recommend the audio book along with the book. She has a wonderful voice and has added plenty of her song to bring a bit extra to it.

I have to say thank you for bring guest to the Jean Cocteau. I have gotten to see some of my favorite writes and that just make this reader day thinking about those times.
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