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Jane Lynch memoir on the way

February 1, 2011 |  3:22 pm


Emmy-award and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch, who's found her greatest success as Sue Sylvester on "Glee," will publish a memoir, "Happy Accidents," in September.

Publisher Voice, an imprint of Hyperion, announced the upcoming book on Tuesday. In the release, Lynch said:

If I could go back in time and have a conversation with my 18-year-old self, the first thing I’d say is, ‘Lose the perm.’ Second, I would say, ‘Relax. Really -- just relax. Don’t sweat it.’ For a long time, I was anxious and fearful that the parade would pass me by, and that someone or something outside myself had all the answers. Having finally reached a happy place -- a happy accidents place -- I want to share my story with others, to let them know things aren’t as bad as they fear.

Lynch's memoir is expected to include stories about being in the improv troupe Second City, embracing her sexuality, getting sober and working on films such as Christopher Guest's "A Mighty Wind" and Judd Apatow's "40-Year-Old Virgin." Although the press release doesn't say whether the TV show "Party Down" will make the cut, Lynch of course won't leave out Sue Sylvester and "Glee."

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Jane Lynch in "Glee." Credit: Michael Yarish / Fox