n the summer of 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream—to become an actress. It was a long way from the South Side of Chicago to Hollywood. But the funny thing is, it all came true. Through a series of Happy Accidents, Jane Lynch created an improbable—and hilarious—path to success. In those early years, despite her dreams, she was also consumed with anxiety, feeling out of place in both her body and her family. To deal with her worries about her sexuality, she escaped in positive ways, but also found destructive outlets. Then, at thirty-one, she started to get her life together. She was finally able to embrace her sexuality, come out to her parents, and quit drinking for good. Soon after, a chance meeting led to a role in the movie Best in Show, which helped her get cast in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Similar coincidences and chance meetings led to other movie roles, and then came the two lucky accidents that truly changed her life. Getting lost in a hotel led to an introduction to her future wife, Lara. Then, a series she’d signed up for abruptly got canceled, making it possible for her to take the role of Sue Sylvester in Glee. Part comic memoir and part inspirational narrative, this is an audiobook equally for the rabid Glee fan and for anyone who needs a new perspective on life, love, and success.