Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American musician, singer, songwriter and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. After moving to Los Angeles and teaming up with Glen Ballard, she revolutionized the music industry with her American debut, Jagged Little Pill.
You can view more information on Alanis's full discography here.
The gallery has been updated with some scans from articles about Alanis from Metro, a Canadian newspaper! So far, there’s just three that I’ve added so far, but I’m still tracking down additional copies.
Barnes & Noble or Alanis Morissette’s house? It’s hard to tell in Marie Claire’s latest episode of Shelf Portrait, where celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms invite us inside their homes to show off their personal libraries.
Some of the singer and songwriter’s favorite books include Thich Nhat Hanh’s At Home in the World, Thomas M. Campbell II and T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study, Pete Walker’s Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Elaine N. Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Parent, Dave Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (she’s read this one three times!), and Harville Hendrix’s Keeping the Love You Find. Fun fact: Her all-time favorite book cover is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love, which she first spotted while on tour, and she’s been working on a book for the past 15 years. TBD on when she’ll release it!
Morissette has also been working on becoming a better ally, reading books like Sheila Wise Rowe’s Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience and Rhonda V. Magee’s The Inner Work of Racial Justice. “This is a time for learning and listening and research and learning about our history,” Morissette says. “I have been very clueless, to be perfectly honest, and these books have been very helpful in opening my eyes and opening my heart and filling me in on what’s really going on from a perspective that I need to know more about so that I can be an ally.”
Watch Morissette’s full Shelf Portrait video to get a peek at her massive book collection, then order some of her favorite books for yourself.
The gallery has been updated with captures from two interviews that Alanis took part in the late 1990s – the first a 1997 MuchMusic career special; the second from an appearance on The Charlie Ross Show from December 17, 1999 – as well as captures from the Feel Your Love music video. All are sourced from an old VHS tape, but are the best quality I’ve been able to find so far!