I find myself not being a huge fan of Palmer or what art she creates, but as a vulnerable human being who demands relationships with full presence I am in awe. If you take the scientific side of Brene Browns work on empathy and have it manifested by a free spirited artist you get the work of Amanda Palmer. I found myself engrossed in this book from cover to cover. It is clear why Palmer is able to connect with fans. This was a refreshing read.