Editorial director at Hyperion's Voice imprint, Barbara Jones, acquired a memoir by actress Jane Lynch. Lynch, who has won recent acclaim for her role as Sue Sylvester on the popular FOX show Glee, will offer up, per the publisher, a "funny and inspirational" book with Happy Accidents. The book is scheduled for September 2011.
In Happy Accidents Lynch will chronicle her career, from her early days in the comedy troupe Second City through a number of roles in Christopher Guest's films to her current stint on Glee. Lynch will also discuss her struggle to get sober and how coming out of the closet helped her find happiness professionally and personally.
Speaking to the book, Lynch said: "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. 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."
Mel Berger at William Morris Endeavor brokered the deal for Lynch, selling North American, nonexclusive open market, audio, e-book, and first serial rights to Hyperion.