Tori tells us 6 books that she likes in this article from The Mercury News that was posted on April 3, 2003.
Thanks to Missy for telling me about this article. You can read it online at bayarea.com or below if the link has expired:
Books I Like: Tori Amos
Singer-songwriter Amos, 39, performs Friday and Saturday at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Her Web site is www.toriamos.com .
* "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins, $8.95 paperback). "I'm reading this to my daughter Natashya -- she's 2 1/2 -- and she seems very much drawn to the story and the pictures. If there's a scary lady involved anywhere, my daughter is right there with it."
* "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West" by Dee Brown (Henry Holt, $16 paperback). "All these lost voices in our history -- this book was so important in rediscovering them. I used the book as a reference work while I was writing my album `Scarlet's Walk' last year."
* "Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs From the J. Paul Getty Museum" (Getty Museum, $17.50 paperback). "Alvarez Bravo (1902-2002) was a great Mexican photographer. I surround myself by his photographs when I sit at the piano and compose."
* "Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche" by Robert A. Johnson (HarperSanFrancisco, $12 paperback). "Carl Jung used the term `shadow' to describe the unlit part of the ego, and Johnson, a Jungian analyst, discusses how to explore it and move toward wholeness."
* "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman (Harper, $7.99 paperback). "It's about a titanic battle in modern-day America between these burned-out Old World gods and some new gods who are in charge of things like the Internet and television."
* "The Collected Poems" by Sylvia Plath (HarperCollins, $17.95 paperback). "That's the level I'm striving for."
-- Bob Frost
Special to the Mercury News