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as some of you have seen unfold on here, my book - “THE ART OF ASKING” - is officially DONE. inspired by my TED talk and also sort of a memoir, i’ve been doing almost nothing else since january…but after months of intense writing, editing, and reading aloud for the audiobook, it soon finds its way to you and i’ll embark on a little signing tour in support of it. i can’t wait for you to hopefully read (or listen).

it’s about…everything.

and it’s COMING OUT on NOVEMBER 11th (in hardcover, e-reader, and audiobook formats).

and HERE IS THE COVER. i think it’s beautiful.

if you wanna know how i ended up naked and getting my body painted by a bunch of LA artists (with allan amato shooting the whole thing), i wrote a blog about the MAKING OF the cover. it’s HERE on my site.



p.s. as mentioned, i will be doing a HUGE BOOK-SIGNING TOUR in the states this fall. i’ll announce dates alongside pre-order info for SIGNED copies, SOON via THE GOLDEN, HOLY MAILING LIST and my blog. if you don’t want to hold out for a written-on-by-me copy, pre-order info is up now at amandapalmer.net. more soon. LOVE.

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insouciantmess said: I want to tell you something. I don't know why. But ok. My brother died a few months ago. My dad has dementia. My dog died last week. I've been depressed and anxious for years. I've done the meds and the meditation and I did the hospitalization. They help sort of. I'm not suicidal anymore so that's something although I know the potential is there. Truly though I don't have the energy to be suicidal. I think I'm ok with being this way. I have reasons to be sad now, so it's sort of ok. Right?

yeah. it’s ok.

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ask and ye shall receive!! my friends @secret_cinema from the UK, showed #DeadPoetsSociety in honor of @RobinWilliams all over their part of the world last night…TONIGHT, they’re in NY for three screenings they’ve coordinated throughout the state, all proceeds going to charity. i posted a blog about it with all of the important details PLUS photos from last night, links, and directions…you can find it at http://bit.ly/DeadPoetsNYblog • showing 1: @SOUTHstreetSEAPORT (#nyc) at 9:30pm
• showing 2: @BASILICAhudson at 11:30pm w/ an intro from me & #NeilGaiman
• showing 3: #VIDEOLOGY (#williamsburg #brooklyn) at 12am

i know this is short notice, but please come pay homage to #RobinWilliams in style. and again, my blog has more info (linked from my profile)
#DeadPoetsNY #OcaptainMyCaptain #mentalhealth

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no idea what the fuck is going on here. not where we are, what we are doing, whose raincoat I am wearing, or why I am eating a picture of Dali.

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"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." - Diane Arbus

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irresponsible-sodomy said: Hi! I think you're amazing, and I always loved the fact that you sing AND play piano. I've been playing piano since I was 6 years old, but I've recently had a falling out with the instrument. Do you have any advice on how I can stay with it and not be so sad about it? I've been told by numerous piano teachers that I have "real talent," however, every time I think about sitting down and playing I want to cry.

love is complicated. I’ve been in and out of love with the piano for years. I suggest going non-monogamous and picking up a ukulele or guitar. it can give you a new perspective on your primary relationship.

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venturesister13 said: Amanda, I'm sorry this is so morbid but tonight I had to kill a bird that my cat hurt really badly. It was a horrible experience and the only thing that got me through it was that I had your song "The Killing Type" stuck in my head to a point where my own thoughts couldn't get through. I guess I just wanted to thank you for all the times your words have helped me get through really hard times, times when I was scared to do what needed to be done. You help me get through those.

I had that moment. I’m so glad the song helped.

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beautiful shot by yana amur

more at http://www.yana-amur.com/livemusic/