This book is in my top 5.
Jane Lynch's is unflinchingly honest and vulnerable in her writing. She strikes perfect balance between comedy and sincerity. I laughed and ached for her struggles in equal parts. Despite her silliness and self-effacing tone it is clear that Jane Lynch is a kick-ass woman.
I gave this book to my mom.
I enjoyed Jane's story- it was interesting, compelling, relatable, humorous, and entertaining.
My favorite thing about this book was that it was read by the author. It felt like I got to know a new friend.
Jane 's childhood was so well described that I felt like I was watching a documentary.
funny, fascinating, enlightening
Any other funny lady memoir. It's like a darker Bossy Pants. Or an older Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Probably most similar to Rachel Dratch's A Girl Walks Into A Bar or even Dick Van Dyke's My Lucky Life...
Obviously you want to hear Jane Lynch's voice when reading her memoir.
One moment with her step-daughter which I won't spoil for you. Just in general, her struggles with her sexuality and alcoholism were moving and illuminating.
This is the best memoir I've read since Bossypants. Jane Lynch's life is fascinating, lucky, and at times, embarrassing. Definitely worth a read.
I think anyone wanting a more biography and less of a comedic book.
The narration was good, and I like her, I just didn't like the book.
I really loved hearing Jane tell her story with all her animation and honesty, as well as a great story overall.
maybe 2 - 3 but you will get through it quick
I didn't know much about Jane Lynch except for her portrayal of the aggressive lawyer on The "L" Word and the competitive but complicated coach in Glee. After hearing her life story, I now know her as a funny, honest, reflective individual. She is candid about her addiction to alcohol, the journey she has taken to get to where she is now, and the many "happy" accidents that have brought her so far along. Her bright, positive outlook is contagious and refreshing. I was sorry when my life got in the way of hearing about hers. This was a true joy to listen to, and I was sorry when the story ended. I could have listened for hours longer.
In the pursuit of great entertainment!
I expected some funny antedotes or sarcastic wit. I got half way through the book and could not continue.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Because I always learn something & generally this leads me to other interesting information. For example, the TV show Jane went on to star in "Glee," was one I hadn't chosen to watch. Probably because I started watching it somewhere in the middle of the series & by then it didn’t make much sense to me. It was like watching a movie in the middle of it. Anyway I ordered the pilot of Glee & thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jane herself, because I appreciated her honestly & candor & her biography gave me a much deeper understanding of her life & her acting experiences. And it just goes to show people are much more than the covers they wear around themselves like a book. In Janes case her personal life became an acting experience. I began noticing Jane when she played the therapist for 'Charlie,' for the two & a half men series. Being a therapist myself I thought her performance was very beleivable. It wasn't so much what she said but how she said her lines & how she appeared to the audience. She carried herself & her part with a great deal of assured confidence. And dealing with the stars of that show who were (always clowning around) was no easy feat. As an actor watching her act with Charlie Sheen & others was always fun to watch. She seemed to always get behind him & swat him on the back of the head with her lines without him even noticing.
Her book was enlightening & i am sure helpful to others who may be going through similar challenges.
I always adored Carol Burnett. As a comedian she is the best & her foreward was a real tribute to Jane.
Any book could use a follow up if life continues to be ever changing & interesting.
I am a big fan of Jane Lynch's performances (including her reading of this book), but the book's content was disappointing. She lacks insight; her few attempts are always linked to lame references to self-help books. Her supposedly comic anecdotes do not hold a candle to her wicked performances.