Alanis Morissette Named Advice Columnist for 'The Guardian'

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Alanis Morissette attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Move over, Dear Abby. Here comes Alanis Morissette.

The Canadian singer revealed on her website Saturday (Jan. 9) that she’ll be writing an advice column for the Guardian Weekend magazine. Her first contribution will appear Jan. 16.

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Questions for the column can be submitted to the artist by emailing

Morissette, 41, recently sat down with the Guardian to discuss writing music, making podcasts and working on a new book.

“I was getting bored with just one form,” she told the newspaper. “Songs are my favorite, 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.”

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According to her website, Morissette has contributed to a variety of “forums and outlets” over the years, as well as leading workshops, giving keynote talks and writing her upcoming healing and transformation-oriented book, which covers everything from eating disorders to relationships and feminism.


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