Lynn Lauber is an author, book collaborator, creative writing teacher, editor and book abridger. Her two books of fiction published by W.W. Norton, White Girls and 21 Sugar Street, were widely reviewed in The New York Times, the New Yorker, and the LA Times, with Sugar Street receiving a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.
Her memoir/writing book, Listen to Me, Writing Life into Meaning, also published by Norton, is an exploration of writing as self-discovery. Her essays have been anthologized and appeared in The New York Times.
Her book collaborations, which have included memoir, medical nonfiction, and self-help, have included a New York Times bestseller. She has also coauthored fiction and nonfiction, including volumes with Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer.
She has taught a personal writing/memoir workshop at UCLA since 2000, as well as at Ohio State University, Rockland Community College and at libraries and senior centers. She has also taught a Writing as Healing workshop for the arthritis website CreakyJoints.
A long-time audiobook scriptwriter for Random House, she worked on over 400 titles by such authors as Toni Morrison, Oliver Sacks, Jonathan Kellerman, Alice Munro, Gore Vidal, John Updike, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and Jimmy Carter. She has abridged Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series, from A is for Alibi through V is for Vendetta.
She has also worked as a freelance editor, with a specialty in developmental editing.