Rock star, crowd-funding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world’s most successful music Kickstarter. In her groundbreaking book, she explores the barriers to asking for help in her own life and in the lives of those around her. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the C21st, both on and off the internet. Chaired by Francine Stock.