You Ought To Know That Alanis Morissette Is Writing an Advice Column

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Queen of 90s alt rock, Alanis Morissette, will be offering up good advice that you just should take in a new column at Guardian Weekend magazine. The 41-year-old singer will be responding to the romantic woes and moral quandaries of readers beginning next week.


“I was getting bored with just one form,” Morissette said in an interview with The Guardian. “Songs are my favourite, let’s be honest. But there’s a limitation: it’s just three or four minutes. In a podcast, or in a column, there’s an intimacy and vulnerability on my part and the questioner’s part. We’re going for it, and there’s no hiding.”

The self-described “therapy girl,” said that writing the column is a natural fit of sorts. It’s been the role I’ve played my whole life – family therapist,” Morissette said. “Parents, brothers, even extended family members, that was the role I took on, because I suppose I had this combination of intuition and empathy. I cut my teeth, basically, listening for a living.”

The advice column previously belonged to 80s star Molly Ringwald who, ostensibly, answered questions about being painfully shy, yet wanting the coolest boy at school to notice you. Morissette’s column begins January 16, please send her all of your questions about revenge, bad boyfriends, and traffic jams when you’re already late.

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Considering Alannis is God, I would take anything she says very seriously.