AN OPEN BOOK: AMANDA PALMER GETS PERSONAL IN ‘THE ART OF ASKING’

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The first few ventures into the entertainment world for punk cabaret singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer involved busking on Boston street corners dressed as a bride. When people dropped money into the gauntlet by her feet, Palmer handed them a flower and thanked them silently with her eyes. This first moment of “asking” for help from complete strangers is the very spine of Palmer’s debut book The Art of Asking.