Alanis Morissette taking over advice column in The Guardian

January 11, 2016

Singer-songwriter/pop star Alanis Morissette will soon be adapting her wise words from lyrics to advice columns. She’ll be taking over Molly Ringwald’s advice column in The Guardian Weekend Magazine, forever cementing her position as a person we can go to in order to finally get a grasp on our fragile lives.

Morissette rose to prominence on a wave of teen—or, more accurately, young adult—angst, with classic Canadian records like Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie tearing up the charts on the strength of massive singles about the tough realities of life and love.

Morissette comes to the position with no small amount of life experience. Besides telling The Guardian that she was essentially the “family therapist” growing up in her hometown of Ottawa, she also lived with depression and various eating disorders in the past, and in 2009 ran a marathon to promote awareness for the National Eating Disorders Association.

Be warned, though: as many of her songs can attest, Morissette doesn’t mince words. Her advice could be a jagged little pill to swallow (sorry).


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Matt Williams

Matt Williams is a writer and photographer. Born and raised on the Prairies in Winnipeg, he’s slowly made his way farther and farther east, spending a few years covering music in Toronto before running clear out of country and ending up on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. In between, he’s made numerous detours, interviewing and photographing countless artists across North America and beyond. He heads up Amplify’s Instrumental series, where he talks with musicians about the relationships they’ve formed with their most important tools.

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