"Happy Accidents" is set for publication in September. It will focus on Lynch's career from The Second City comedy troupe to her appearances in Christopher Guest movies and Judd Apatow projects, and how getting sober and embracing her sexuality helped her find both personal and professional joy, the publishers said in a news release Tuesday.
"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," Lynch said in a statement. "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."
"We are delighted to be publishing Jane Lynch's memoir and showcasing her humor and honesty,"
added Ellen Archer, president and publisher of Hyperion. "We've all been fans of her career for many years, from 'Best in Show' to her red-hot star turn on 'Glee.'"