I came across this interview with Canada’s Avril Lavigne and Flare Magazine from ‘07 that I thought was kinda interesting… This is for all you Avril fanatics!…
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
(literature and fiction, religion and spirituality)
"What was the last book you read? Avril Lavigne: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver."
- Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
(biography, business books, food and cooking, health, history, nonfiction)
"Avril Lavigne made her film debut in the animated film Over the Hedge, which is based on the comic strip of same name, alongside William Shatner, Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, and Steve Carell. She is also acting in the Richard Gere film The Flock, and her third project is Fast Food Nation, based on her favourite book."
Avril Lavigne Who?
Originally packaged as a hard-edged Britney Spears for the skateboard set, Avril Lavigne was once described on her own website as "a skater-punk, a dynamic spirit, a true wild child." Lavigne was born in a small town in Ontario and grew up singing in church. At age 16 she caught the eye of record producers, who had plans to make her a pop star in the mold of fellow Canadian Shania Twain. Instead Lavigne teamed with songwriters and came up with hit tunes such as "Sk8er Boi" and "Complicated," the latter of which was featured on the show Dawson's Creek. Lavigne was only 17 when her debut album Let Go was released (2002); the album netted her five Grammy nominations. Her next album. Under My Skin, was released in 2004 and reached #1 on the Billboard album charts. In 2006 she announced a deal with the powerhouse Ford Models agency, and told Harpers Bazaar magazine she was hoping "to do those really beautiful ads with high-end products." Throwing her 'punk' tag even further out the window, she released the single "Girlfriend," a bouncy teen-pop ditty from her 2007 album The Best Damn Thing.