Friday, December 7, 2012

Sometimes a memoir hits home and this one did. I laughed, I teared up a bit, and, in the end, I was so HAPPY for Jane getting her life straightened out. It's rare for a celebrity memoir to be this well written without a co-author, too! But Jane the actress is also Jane the storyteller and all her years in improv and therapy helped her to tell her story well.

Jane grew up in Dolton, Illinois, and always wanted to be an actress, even through she quit her freshman play because she was scared of failure. In her early years, she suffered with alcoholism and was unable to hold down a relationship for more than 2 months. She finally came out as gay, started going to AA meetings, and met some therapists and friends who really helped her with anxiety and self-esteem.  I LOVE that her friends, family, and therapists were able to get her to realize that she's a good person who has the right to be confident in her abilities. I kinda knew Jane Lynch from Glee, but now I'm a fan for life. I wish her the best!

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