The Art of Asking



I’ve been procrastinating on this post. As I mentioned, I took a trip down to Savannah to visit friends and clean out the remainder of my studio there. I had been looking for an audio book to listen on the drive (the fastest I can make it seems to be 13.5 hours with only two brief stops to refuel). This was one of the books I had on hold that wasn’t available until the day after I arrived in town, so I listened to it on my drive home.

After about nine hours straight of listening to her talk, I had to turn it off. I was no longer engaged, but I think that was mostly due to being in the car so long alone, tired, and anxious to make it home. I needed some pop-punk pick me up to keep me going.

I did finish it a  few days later. I enjoyed it. It was helpful. At some points, I really connected to it. It still seemed like it could have used a bit more editing. I think her words would become more powerful if they were more concise.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Amanda Palmer’s music (you might know her from The Dresden Dolls, I’m a fan) or for any musician or artist who makes their money in unconventional ways or if you’re a fan of her husband Neil Gaiman. She talks a lot of their relationship, which is really sweet.

I’ve never read anything by Neil Gaiman, so I ask the blog, where should I begin?

2 comments on “The Art of Asking”

  1. I am going to have to give this one a read/listen. I was turned off by the title when I heard about this book, but you’ve brought me back around. Thanks!!


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