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  • How I Broke Up with Hollywood
  • By: Patty Lin
  • Narrated by: Patty Lin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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End Credits

By: Patty Lin
Narrated by: Patty Lin
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Publisher's Summary

The only script you can really write in life is your own.

What if achieving your professional dreams comes at too high a personal cost? That’s what screenwriter Patty Lin started to ask herself after years in the cutthroat TV industry. One minute she was a tourist, begging her way into the audience of Late Night with David Letterman. Just a few years later, she was an insider who—through relentless hard work and sacrifice—had earned a seat in the writers’ rooms of the hottest TV shows of all time. While writing for Friends, Freaks and Geeks, Desperate Housewives, and Breaking Bad, Patty steeled herself against the indignities of a chaotic, abusive, male-dominated work culture, not just as one of the few women in the room, but as the only Asian person.

This funny, fresh, eye-opening, and inside-Hollywood story will resonate with anyone trying to please their parents, maintain a love life, and find their way in the world—and will inspire countless dreamers to listen to their inner voices and know when it’s time to get out.

©2023 Patty Lin (P)2023 Zibby Books

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A must listen

Amazing read! Absolutely loved listening to this - I devoured it in a week and couldn't stop listening to it. Patty is an amazing storyteller and narrator and I was captivated from start to finish. I want to give this book as a present to everyone for Christmas!

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A binge listen.

Once I started I couldn’t stop. The story was so juicy and moved along at a good pace, and the way Patty tells it is like she’s having an easy conversation with you. Absolutely loved it.

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Patty had me hooked

She’s so open and honest about all areas of her life in this story and I could relate to her feelings of burnout and dissatisfaction with all the success we’re told we should strive for but realise is ultimately unfulfilling. The Hollywood tidbits were interesting but overall it was Patty’s analysis of her life through her work on herself that shaped her relationships that I found the most intriguing. She’s a great storyteller and her reading was enjoyable too. I listened to the whole book over just a few days, I was hooked!

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Great view of what Hollywood must be like

Loved this! Great read and finished this in 3 days. She’s open and honest about what it’s like as a writer in Hollywood and doesn’t glamourise it. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend.

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Excellent ending

Interesting stories from the show days, a little slow for me in the middle but had me in tears at the end.

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Overindulgent

A slog to get through! Interesting concept but found the author to be very unlikeable and didn't take accountability for anything.

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