A arte de pedir

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Cantora e compositora, ícone indie, feminista, mulher de Neil Gaiman, agitadora e mobilizadora de multidões online: Amanda Palmer é um retrato perfeito da boa conexão entre o artista e seu público.

Após desligar-se de sua gravadora, Amanda recorreu ao então recém-lançado Kickstarter, site de financiamento coletivo, para conclamar os fãs a colaborar financeiramente para a produção do próximo álbum de sua banda. O projeto arrecadou mais de 1 milhão de dólares, recorde que chamou atenção tanto da imprensa como da indústria fonográfica. Desse episódio surgiu o convite para uma celebrada palestra nos TED Talks. O tema: saber pedir.

Desdobramento inevitável da palestra homônima, o livro A arte de pedir trata essencialmente de recorrer ao outro, sem temor, sem vergonha e sem reservas. Por que não pedimos ajuda, dinheiro, amor, com a mesma naturalidade com que pedimos uma cadeira vazia num restaurante ou uma caneta, na rua, para fazer uma anotação? Pedir é digno e necessário, e é a conexão entre quem dá e quem recebe que enriquece a vida humana, defende Amanda. Longe de ser um manual sobre como pedir, o livro é uma provocação bem-vinda e urgente, que incita o leitor a superar seus medos e admitir o valor de precisar e doar ajuda, sempre.

“ Amanda tem uma ligação direta com seu público — um vínculo essencial para ambos. ” Bono, vocalista da banda U2

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Published March 13th 2015 by Intrínseca (first published November 11th 2014
Original Title of the Book
The Art of Asking: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Number of Pages
304

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He is one of my favourit children 's author.All in all, this was an nteresting ook and I 'm proud I took the time to learn about Amanda Palmer.

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I see you, Amanda Palmer constantly repeats, in this bestsellin and on her social media.

I remember waiting in an autograph line with a friend after a Dolls show -- a line just like the ones she describes in The Arts of Asking, with mazing people on either side of us, chatting about music and cheerfully clutching CDs to our chest.

I held out my CD, said something admiring, eyes alight -- -- and Amanda Palmer took the album out of my and, turned to Brian, giggled, and stared at him the entire time.When she gave me back a CD with silver scribbles on it, she clearly had n't heard a word I 'd said.

She looked right through me.This interaction has admittedly coloured my subsequent, very conflicted following of Amanda Palmer.

As, frankly, hurt as I was by that experience, I 'm generally pretty good about separating the art from the artist.

But I think that 's the crux of it: the way she views this asking thing is more one-sided than she wants to believe.The Art of Asking is a rambling, generally incoherent mess.

I can see uber-fans ravenously praising this book, which basically amounts to a series of necdotes, as honest, genuine, brilliant, touching, revolutionary.I do think it 's honest -- though any other of those qualifiers 'd be a heavy stretch.Palmer is not a ba playwrigh, let 's just please agree on that.

It frustrates me to write a review so centered on the uthor as opposed to the text ( I guess I 'm not as good at separating art/artist as I thought) -- but that 's what memoir calls for.

Do I feel like I got to know Amanda Palmer better?

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The Dresden Dolls was never really my jam; when she ended up on my radar it was because she married Neil Gaiman -- of whom I definitely *am* a fan, and whose blog and Twitter I 've followed for years and years.The vast majority of what I know about her is what I 've learned through the wor of a fantastic riter who loves her.

Thus, I already want to like her ...

She 's emotional, self-absorbed, confrontational.For better or for worse, AFP is indeed a Personality.

But unequivocally, I do like what she 's preaching: radical empathy, vulnerability, gifting instead of profit, opening up to each other instead of closing each other out.

The radical notion that authentic human connection is more prize than money.In the end I do want to like her.

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When this ook is n't Amanda bragging about how she has asked people for things and returned the favor with her majestic presence ( i.e.

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I 'm honestly going to miss listening to Ellen 's voice speaking wisdom to me.

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