Monday, November 24 at 7PM
Musician, Author, TED talker
speaking & signing
The Art of Asking,
or How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Let People Help
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The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
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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.
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
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.