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Happy Accidents
Happy Accidents
Author: Jane Lynch
In the summer of 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream. A dream to become an actress, like her idols Ron Howard and Vicki Lawrence. But it was a long way from the South Side of Chicago to Hollywood, and it didn't help that she'd recently dropped out of the school play, The Ugly Duckling. Or that the Holly...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781401341763
ISBN-10: 1401341764
Publication Date: 9/13/2011
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Voice
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I've been a fan of Jane Lynch for a few years now, so when I saw my library had a copy of her memoir, I eagerly checked it out and began reading it that very day.

This is a warm, funny, odd glimpse into the life of a warm, funny, slightly odd comedic actress with abundant talent, quirky humor and a love of her craft and fellow craftsmen (that last word is probably very un-PC). I enjoyed reading about Lynch's family while growing up on the south side of Chicago, the friends/actors who eventually became her surrogate family, and the instant family she joined when she married her wife.

There were a few instances where it felt like things were rolled over quickly or were not made mention of until the end of the book. Other than that, I truly enjoyed this glimpse into the life of a wonderful actress and quirky human being.
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