Jagged: Alanis Morissette
This biography of Alanis Morissette draws on exclusive interviews with the increasingly reclusive Alanis, her producer and co-writer, Glen Ballard and members of her immediate family. Famous at 14 and with a near-nervous breakdown at 19, Alanis has gone on to become a Grammy Award winner, whose bestselling album has made her a spokesperson for a generation. For some cynics, the transition from teenage pop star to alternative music award winner appeared the product of clever marketing, but her unique voice and burgeoning career have irrefutably silenced the critics who dismissed her as a "has been" at 14. Her songs inspire women and hold a voyeuristic appeal for men. In this biography, the author draws on his long association - both as music journalist and as personal friend.