Jane Lynch Says Memoir Inspired By Luck

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jane Lynch, who plays the mean cheerleading coach on Fox's hit series, Glee, says her comic/inspirational memoir, Happy Accidents (Sept. 13), was triggered by her recent good fortune.
At BookExpo America she told a cheering crowd, "I got married (pause) to a lady (pause) because I am gay (pause) and I turned 50 (pause) and I have a daughter…I am building a house and for the first time in my life I'm financially secure."

Her book recounts how she was told at 12 that being gay was a disease, how she became an alcoholic "real-life Sue Sylvester" (her TV character) but has been sober for the last 20 years.

As for her memoir's title, she said it's used "ironically. I believe my life has taken me where I need to go" and that "I have discoveries to share." In addition to the memoir, she is reported to be the "top choice" to host this year's Emmy Awards.

And Sylvester? "She's running for Congress. Her sights may be off the Glee Club, but I hope she'll still wear those red, white and blue tracksuits."

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