Amanda Palmer

13 Amanda Palmer Recommended Books

Amanda Palmer is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and performance artist. She is the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist of the duo The Dresden Dolls. She is also one half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and the lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. Her new solo album There Will Be No Intermission has been critically acclaimed.

13 Books recommended by Amanda Palmer

Dirty Plotte

Dirty Plotte

The Complete Julie Doucet

Author :Julie Doucet

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"I only read one comic when I was young. It was this. It changed everything." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World

Author :Kate Atkinson

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"Dark as fuck. And not what you think." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author :Bill Bryson

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Amanda Palmer mentioned this book in the "Tools of Titans" book. [Source]

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Author :Margery Williams

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"About what love is. A classic, but oh man. As I age, every time I read this aloud I cry a little harder." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

Voluptuous Panic

Voluptuous Panic

The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin

Author :Mel Gordon

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"[The author] didn't have to find these images and compile this book; but he did." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author :Seung Sahn

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"One of those life-changing books that finally popped the light off in my little brain, when I read this at 24." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

A Collaboration with Nature

A Collaboration with Nature

Author :Andy Goldsworthy

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"When I found [this book], I fell in love. Just open it, I'll shut up." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

Only Don't Know

Only Don't Know

Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author :Seung Sahn

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Amanda Palmer mentioned this book in the "Tools of Titans" book. [Source]

Death

Death

Author :Neil Gaiman

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Amanda Palmer mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

How to Be a Woman

How to Be a Woman

Author :Caitlin Moran

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"The new feminist manifesto." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

Blood and Guts in High School

Blood and Guts in High School

Author :Kathy Acker

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"Made me want to write, to write more honestly than I had ever written before." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

A Novel

Author :Hermann Hesse

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"Has a fantastical realism that pierces to the bottom of the psyche. I've re-read and re-read this sucker every five years." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

The Hotel New Hampshire

The Hotel New Hampshire

Author :John Irving

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"The first book I ever read that made me jump up and down in bed and pump my fist while reading." - Amanda Palmer [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What memoir did Amanda Palmer recommend?

Palmer greatly enjoyed 'Just Kids' by Patti Smith, which chronicles Smith's relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in 1960s New York. She praises it as a beautiful ode to friendship and artistic passion.

Amanda Palmer highly recommends 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker, calling it a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story that everyone should read. She finds Walker's prose poetic and inspiring.

Yes, Palmer says that 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth gave her perspective on being a woman in the punk scene. She calls it a candid look at art, partnerships, and sexuality.

Absolutely, Palmer loves 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur, calling Kaur's poems vivid, emotional, and accessible. She believes the collection is perfect for both poetry experts and novices.