Monday, Nov 10, 2014 10:00p -
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 1:00a
Harvard Square/Porter Square Books
25 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140
Art, Nightlife, Party
Celebrate the launch of Amanda Palmer's book with a midnight release party!
Join Amanda in Harvard Square at 10 PM, and parade your way to the bookstore by 11:30. There are no tickets for this event. Watch http://amandapalmer.net/
After interviews and performances, the book goes on sale at midnight, and Amanda will be signing.
(Can't make the event? Porter Square Books will ship signed copies anywhere in the world.)
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.
About the author:
Amanda Palmer rose to fame as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist for the acclaimed band The Dresden Dolls, and performs as a solo artist as well as collaborating with artists including Jonathan Richman and her husband, author Neil Gaiman.