Tucson Festival of Books

Surviving Hollywood


Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin and Aparna Nancheria took three very different paths into show business. They've had a lot of time to think about it, and luckily for us they have written about it. Was the show business life what they expected? Has it changed them? Join in and find out!


Panelists
Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper is a writer and comedian with millions of followers across social media. She's the author of "How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings" and "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings," as well as the star of the hit Netflix comedy special, "Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine....

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Patty Lin

Patty Lin is a former TV writer and producer whose credits include "Freaks and Geeks," "Friends," "Desperate Housewives" and "Breaking Bad." She has also written pilots for Fox, CBS and Nickelodeon. Her "Breaking Bad" episode was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Script in the Episodic Drama category....

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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla is an acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Praised by critics and fans alike for her distinctive dry, existential and whimsical sense of humor, Nancherla has toured her standup comedy extensively around the U....

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Books:
End Credits
How I Broke Up with Hollywood
Patty Lin
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Zibby Books
August 2023
ISBN 9798985282887
312 pages
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Unreliable Narrator
Me, Myself, and Impostor Syndrome
Aparna Nancherla
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9781984879806
304 pages
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Foolish
Tales of Assimilation, Determination, and Humiliation
Sarah Cooper
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593473184
272 pages
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