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- Posted on Jan 6th 2010 10:00AM by Steve Baltin
"It's really turned out to be very philosophical, non-precious -- photographs, travelogue, essays. A little ADD," Morissette tells Spinner. "It's all over the place, but there's a linear pathway throughout it all. It's kind of my fantasy book, the kind of book I wish I could read all the time from other people."
There is one author who did deliver that fantasy read for her. "There's a book I have here that's like a Jack Kerouac reader with all these different writings of his, from prose to essays to little prayers," she says. "It's one of my favorite books, so I bow down to that form of book."
For those looking for juicy stories from her life and career -- such as her struggles with eating disorders, her drug use or her splits from actors Dave Coulier and Ryan Reynolds -- there may be a few but she isn't looking at the book as a memoir other than to share advice with others. "Part of my vocation, not to get too heavy-handed with it, is to share my personal experience," she says. "So if I were to share anecdotes or stories or little bit of personal history it's less for the sake of egotistically needing to share some magnum opus memoir with the world cause I'm pretty tired of my own story. [It's] more just to share anything I can that might help people skip over some tough experiences, kind of becoming the sister that I never had for other people."