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OTRC: Jane Lynch of 'Glee' pens memoir called 'Happy Accidents'

Jane Lynch in a promotional still for 'Glee'. (Fox)

Recent Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch might be able to add "best-selling author" to her name someday. The "Glee" star announced she has signed a deal with Hyperion Books to write a memoir.

According to a statement released by Hyperion's Voice imprint, the book by Lynch, titled "Happy Accidents," will hit shelves in September 2011 and will include moments from the actress' improv days at the Second City improv theater in Chicago, her work in films like "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin" and her award-winning role on "Glee."

The book will also discuss how the openly gay actress came to terms with her sexuality and how she overcame alcoholism.

Lynch says the idea for the book came out of speeches she's been asked to give since "Glee" took her to a higher level of fame.

"There's just so much I think I could encapsulate in one phrase: don't suffer," Lynch tells the New York Times when asked what she would tell her 18-year-old-self. "You're going to be unsure, you're not going to have confidence, you're going to feel like the parade is passing you by. And you can feel all of that, but the mental component of suffering doesn't have to be there. And if I could go back in time, that's what I would love to tell myself. You don't have to sweat it."

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