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Amanda Palmer

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"THE ART OF ASKING" bookswap/wishlist/angel thread!
« on: December 01, 2014, 04:43:26 PM »

OK let's see if this works!!!! all the moderators are here to help but let's see what happens if we open this up! don't forget this is a nice, safe closed system....and once you're logged in here with a profile you can MESSAGE PEOPLE!!!!! so eithger put your hand up as AN ANGEL:

-gift a book, via post, that you've already read
-buy somebody an ebook / gift certificate
-order someone a book to pick up at their local indie bookstore
-purchase and mail somebody a book
-buy someone a gift certificate for an ebook/book/audiobook...

OR put your hand up and wave it around, telling people what you could use!
if you're short on dough for the holidays, you might get lucky here and find someone generous and willing to buy you the book!


it might be anarchy, but.....GO!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 04:57:44 PM »

http://amzn.com/w/2B8E12RAN3ESA

This year I lost the business I spent 4 years building up, and poured every ounce of time, energy, and money Ive had into reopening and giving the kids in our a community a safe place all their own. Its been rough, especially with a toddler and chronic illness. But I have an amazing community both online and in Maynard! The holidays are going to be rough. It's hard to ask for help. But so easy to give, We can bleed ourselves dry for someone else before even thinking we have needs, let alone desires. weird that.....

With that in mind, Books I can do! I have many many many books I am dying to share!!
The store is also looking into running a book drive this holiday season!!!!
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Amanda Palmer

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 04:59:26 PM »

great - and we're off. if anyone can gift - reply.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 05:05:53 PM »

Can do!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 05:08:40 PM »

Amanda, you are amazing! As is everyone else on here. The world is full of angels! I don't like asking for stuff. Usually I do without way before I ask anyone for anything. I'm usually the one being asked haha. But I really can't afford a copy of AFP's new book. I will get it eventually. I just wanted to say everyone who has already sent people copies are such generous people, the world needs more of you! <3

Love,
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 05:23:49 PM »

There maybe a few gifts left in me yet. I'll hold back a few from what I was considering my "cap" for use here and try to continue to cover other requests via Twitter and FB.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2014, 05:27:38 PM »

I have sat here for the last 15 minutes trying to figure out if I had the courage to ask for help. 

If there is anyone that would be interested in sending a copy to New Zealand, I would be grateful, any format is fine with me, and if sent in hard copy, after I have read it I will send it in on to someone else.

Thank You do not seem to be sufficient enough to convey how I am feeling.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2014, 05:28:34 PM »

Hello wonderful people. I would adore to be gifted a copy of The Art of Asking. I need a christmas miracle because I'm unemployed, broke and sad http://amzn.com/w/WGU1TW6X22Y5  #ArtOfGiving
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 05:36:14 PM »

I hate asking for help but- I'm low on cash and I really would love this book.

Will accept hardback or paperback copies, used is fine. Or http://amzn.com/w/T14KA9SERUBS

If anyone is kind enough to buy it for me, I would be eternally grateful and shower you with virtual hugs.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 05:39:43 PM »

I'm hoping this book will make me feel like less of a shlub for asking if anyone's able to help me get a copy. Have had a rough 6 months, but am working on putting my life back together. I will find a way to pay it forward. As I'm sure everyone helped will do.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 05:45:30 PM »

I haven't had a home for the last year and a half, getting by living on people's couches while I got myself through school in a city 5 hours away, and it's meant a LOT of asking for help. Even after all that, I still hate doing it, even writing this feels sort of awful. If there was anyone willing to help me get this book, it would mean the world to me, but either way, I love so much that this is happening. Lots of love, folks.

http://amzn.com/w/13EMFOGSYLHU4
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 05:51:32 PM »

The wonderful @_Helen_Osborne on Twitter have decided to gift me the book.  :headbang:
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 06:01:24 PM »

Here it goes:

I'm a casual employee which means no benefits or things like sick time or vacation pay. I have my second knee surgery coming up in a week with two weeks off for recovery. This happening just before Christmas means that I do not have anything extra. I don't ask for things but I am asking for this. I really want to add this book to my collection and would beyond appreciate a stranger's kindness. I will also pay it forward when I can :)

<3

http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/SCBPHPCU5NKX forgot to add my link
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2014, 06:16:54 PM »

Cloughley, you're Gift Card should be arriving any moment.

I'll be back later to check our progress. Work actually needs me off the PC / Phone for a while. Much love! <3
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2014, 06:18:06 PM »

Hi,

I am new at this. I never ask for help... Some say I'm too proud to ask for help, but the fact is that I'm too scared. Scared of rejection, scared of what people might think.

I'm at this time of your life, young but broke. I want to be a better person, I want to learn and I wish I could be the one who helps.

But today, it's me who ask.

I ask for your help.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/11K9GEAD8UN1W/ref=topnav_lists_2

Thank you

V.


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