Jane Lynch popped up at the BookExpo America trade show to talk about her upcoming memoir, Happy Accidents. Among other things, we got a first look at the cover (to your right) and confirmation from the woman herself that she “thinks” she’ll be hosting the Emmys (!!!). She also talks about writing the book with her wife (aw), her campaign against the R-Word, and her inspiration for writing her memoir:
I’m a navel gazer so I’ve been investigating my feelings and my motivations for a long time. But I never stepped outside of myself and looked at the trajectory of my life thus far. So much has happened to me in one year’s time – I got married, I’m on a television show, I’m rebuilding my house, I’m bringing my wife and new child out here. I started to reflect a bit and I saw how much I suffered as a kid over feeling alienated and different and less than. As I was putting together the story of my life, I really wished I could go back in time and talk to that kid and say, “Just relax, it’s going to be fine, and trust in your life.” [Tears up] I’m going to cry, it’s amazing. As long as you stay open and you are uber-prepared. It’s not like the world is going to roll in at your feet. You really have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your passion and exactly where you want to be, but have faith in it. I was just so afraid that the parade would pass me by, and it was needless worry.
Happy Accidents doesn’t come out until the fall (pre-order it here), so if you need some summer reading material, might we suggest Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef? Both memoirs, both funny for totally different reasons, and, in Hamilton’s case in particular, echo Jane’s message about seeing where the ride takes you. We’re trying very hard to listen to that advice.Tags: Happy Accidents