Patty Lin

Photo by Maxwell Poth

Patty Lin is the author of End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood, a memoir about her years as a TV writer, which won a National Indie Excellence Award in 2024. Her credits include Freaks and Geeks, Friends, Desperate Housewives, and Breaking Bad. She has also written pilots for Fox, CBS, and Nickelodeon. She received a Peabody Award for her work as a producer on Breaking Bad, and her episode, “Gray Matter,” was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Script in Episodic Drama. She retired from television to save her sanity and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Book Soup, December 2023. Photo by Mike Carter.