She's such a good songwriter. And a good singer; her voice is very expressive. I read her memoir. Here's what she has to say about stardom:
"Let me tell you how I felt about fame at that point in my life. Fame was something you wanted before you grew up and out of it. Fame was something people worked all their lives to attain, then whines about ever after. From the bottom of an empty bank account, fame looked like a pretty silly goal, believe you me.
I'd allowed myself to drift in to obscurity, and I never regretted it. Not once. Not for an hour, a minute, a second. Not when I couldn't pay my electric bill. Not when I couldn't fly up to see my mother. I never regretted it, because when I had it in spades, it was killing me.
Imagine what it's like to be at the height of success. Not the cool parts, not the parts I've already talked about. The Underbelly, the part no one outside of the business thinks about. The part that starts to eat you alive, rips you away from the daily life that made you a writer in the first place.
Imagine living like this. You can't drive yourself, because of the liability; twice, people in other vehicles recognized you and deliberately tried to cause an accident so they could collect a settlement from your insurance company. You take limousines instead, and only with drivers you know, because you worry about being kidnapped and held for ransom (and you never quite trust that your record company would pay it.). You keep the windows up all the time, grateful that they're dark; you learned that lesson the hard way, when you left them down and two people immediately tried to jump in the back so they could be close to you.
You've finally got enough money to take your family nice restaurants, but they won't go out with you anymore because it always becomes a mob scene. You can't go shopping without attracting a crowd, they grab at you and your clothes until security comes and hauls you away in tears. And you keep thinking to yourself: This is what I wanted. This is what I worked for. But eventually, you realize that it really is an either/or scenario. You can be really, really famous and spend the rest of your life trying to stay on top, never having a life of your own. Or you can stop and wait for thing to return to normal.
I've stopped and I've never regretted it."