Perhaps this is an old one for some of you, but this was new to me.
Jewel teamed up with Funny or Die (or CNN, but I’m unclear), put on a fake nose and a wig, and had a “company party” where she played Karen of the frozen foods department of this fake company. It’s actually pretty fun.
Jewel, you may have noticed, has been everywhere lately. The artist, who came into the public spotlight in 1995, has been making the rounds on talk shows and the like.
That’s because Jewel just released an autobiography entitled Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story. In it, she talks about her short relationship with Sean Penn, her abusive father (who gave her permission to write about it), her turbulent relationship with her manager-mother, and her generally difficult life in rural Alaska. Time magazine calls the book “the perfect celebrity memoir.”
Jewel was this last weekend on NPR’s news comedy program Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! She talks about singing in bars as a middle schooler, and growing up in Homer, Alaska, a town of 5,003 that strangely is also the hometown of Wait Wait regular Tom Bodett. This is worth a listen:
Jewel has also released an album recently, but I’ll post about that later.