Laura Shaine Cunningham is an acclaimed memoirist, the author of two classic best selling memoirs, Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country.Both books were first published in The New Yorker magazine. For the past four years, she has been the Artistic Director of the Memoir Institute, the foremost institute of its kind offering only highly professional editing assistance to aspiring authors. Only a famous and well reviewed published author will work on your manuscript-- this is a not an amateur enterprise. The goal is publication and our expert author/editors/advisers are all published. The Institute offers services adjusted to your individual desires- mentoring, editing, line editing, assistance toward submission to agents, publishers. The guidance is intense and committed.
We offer the quickest turn-around time- from the moment your manuscript reaches the Institute, it will be reviewed and treated with the utmost care. You will have a response within 7 days. Editing is done quickly and efficiently and you will be offered at least two full reviews of your manuscript during the process.
Reviews for Artistic Director Laura Shaine Cunningham's memoir, Sleeping Arrangements:
'A beautiful story that I will cherish for years to come,' said Harper
Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, in one rare pronouncement.
Muriel Spark described it as a 'great pleasure'. Jessica Mitford wrote: 'I did so love
It. The uncles, the grandmother, the mother. The whole thing was a terrific treat.' The book began to take on a life of its own. It sold, and went on selling.
Today, it is studied in high schools and colleges, and is a well-loved
staple of book groups from Seattle to Savannah. 'The New Yorker bought
Cunningham's childhood is so very unlikely, and her memory of it so
marvelously Technicolor, that the book has the quality of fine fiction.
It is touching, without ever being mawkish, socially aware without ever
being preachy. It has a lot to say about growing up poor in America, and
about living in an immigrant community. It is also invigoratingly frank on
the subject of the sexuality of children. But most enjoyable of all, it
features a cast of genuine eccentrics - characters with an almost