This book had such a density of personally triggering topics that it was difficult to get through. It starts with the struggles of an artist, discusses self-persecution of impostor syndrome, and winds its way through the heavy topics of cancer and suicide. I found myself holding back tears several times while I listened to Amanda Palmer tell stories from her life.
The book helped me relate to the artists in my life, and made me wish I was able to discuss and apply the things I learned in it with Alex. Excellently written and read, I recommend giving it a read or a listen if you’re friends with anyone who makes art or makes it yourself. (I think that’s most of us.)
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help