Summary Of Amanda Palmer's The Art Of Asking

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Amanda Palmer was born on April 30, 1976, in New York City 's Mount Sinai Hospital. Palmer grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, where she attended Lexington High School. Palmer was heavily involved in the drama department, and received her bachelor 's degree from Wesleyan University. Palmer is a solo musician formerly with the punk cabaret band the Dresden Dolls, who may be best known for her successful Kickstarter campaign, a 2012 Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) talk, and also for her marriage with Neil Gaiman, a well-known author. Palmer’s memoir, The Art of Asking, released on November 11, 2014, highlighted the key points in her life and the bad. Palmer explained her struggle with the fraud police and how she overcame her fear of asking for help. The fraud police, defined by Palmer are “the imaginary, terrifying force of 'real ' grown-ups who you believe - at some subconscious…show more content…
The fraud police relates to the Madness course because it is similar to the way mentally ill patients deal with their everyday lives and their disorder. The people who deal with the fraud police have much self-doubt and their confidents is shattered. The people cannot do their job correctly or work efficiently without being watched or critiqued. Their state of mind begins to change and they start to deal with their inner demons and criticize and second guess themselves. The voices that they hear tell them they are not good enough is similar to a person with a mental disorder. The fraud police theoretically do not exist, but the people affected by them can be changed or hurt drastically, either through psychical or mental abuse. A mentally ill person cannot produce work or art that can be easily seen through society. A mental disorder puts a handicap on mentally ill person’s minds which is similar to the fraud police handicapping a normal person from working. The fraud police can make a person go mad, if not handle in the right way. In reality, a person is this own worst
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