If you missed Jane Lynch skewering Ricky Gervais and other stars last night at the Emmy awards, here's another chance to catch her quirky comedy: a trailer for her new memoir. Watch Jane scour a Barnes & Noble bookstore for copies of "Happy Accidents," and mount a one-woman campaign to get it better positioning.
The Los Angeles Times' review said of her book: Those expecting something like the breezy wit and easily excerpted essays that marked Tina Fey's "Bossypants" or the bipolar fearlessness of Lynch's own comedy will be disappointed. There's plenty of fearlessness in "Happy Accidents" but it is of a much more straightforward variety. What Lynch has written, in simple declarative English, is a no-frills, plain-spoken memoir in which the "juicy" stuff — her struggles withalcoholism and her sexuality, the emotional and financial turmoil of a performer's life — is related in the same calm, clear-eyed tone as the "boring" stuff — her loving family, her supportive friends, her happy marriage.