Lynn Q. Yu is a culture writer based out of Los Angeles. She was formerly a culture columnist for LA Weekly.

Her debut book, Humans of Orange County, is a satirical take on Humans of New York and lampoons the absurdity of American Millennial self-absorption. 

Lynn was previously a comedy writer on the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase. She has written for major publications, including Slate, LA Magazine, LA Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle and XO Jane

She lives with three succulents.


What inspired the book?

Humans of Orange County was one of those projects that smacked me in the face and screamed, "You have to be the one to do this!" Sadly, it continued to smack me for the next 12 months. I am now very sore and so excited for you to read the book. 

What's a beer fun fact?

Providing bread and beer to the household used to be women's work, which is why the ancient Sumerians didn't have a god of beer, but rather a goddess of beer.

So women were the original breadwinners, or shall I say, beerwinners.