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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haven Kimmel Narrator: Haven Kimmel Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781598875089
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With fine storytelling, sharp wit, and dead-on observations, the author of Something Rising (Light and Swift) recalls her childhood. Her heroine is wonderfully sweet and sly, navigating the quirky adult world around her. "Kimmel's voice is comfortab Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 2/12/2014

    " This memoir is full of those quintessential dysfunctions that make up the people and places we love. It's easy to relate to and made me laugh. Something about the narrator made me think of Scout Finch... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 2/3/2014

    " A very amusing, and mostly light, read but somewhat scattered and hard to follow. It's a great view of her childhood though and is otherwise well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Clark | 2/1/2014

    " This is one of the very few books I've read multiple times. Love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Afton | 1/31/2014

    " I was hoping to laugh out loud. The title grabbed my attention and I usually enjoy memoirs. I thought it would be a lot like Glass Castle, but it wasn't nearly as engaging. I thought she did a good job of writing from her perspective as a child. The stories jumped around a lot and I didn't feel connected to her family after listening about them for 6 hours. The book was read by the author, and even she sounded bored by it sometimes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/31/2014

    " Very well done. Finely crafted stories, told from a child's point of view, yet they say a lot. Hit close to home in several parts. Imperfect people raise their daughter with the right amount of love. Some real laugh out loud parts. I keep dipping into it. I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/31/2014

    " This quirky memoir reminded me of mockingbird's Scout, she's spicy & sweet & funny, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/22/2014

    " A really great writer; a girl David Sedaris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Bell | 1/19/2014

    " Not my usual kind of book but I still enjoyed. It made me reminisce on my own childhood days. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie Kayhan | 1/19/2014

    " I didn't think this was very funny. My friend recommended it to me, saying it was hysterical. I didn't agree. Oh well. I finished it anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/15/2014

    " This book is hilarious. There is literally a laugh out loud moment on almost every page. One of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 1/1/2014

    " Quirky, funny (and at times disturbing) book about the dysfunctions and comforts of small-town life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Cox | 11/28/2013

    " This one was just kinda "meh" for me. Cute read, but nothing new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 11/8/2013

    " I liked how the book slowly transformed from a series of glimpses or scenes to something cohesive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/6/2013

    " Completely entertaining biography of a girl growing up in a small town in the 1970's. Had me laughing out loud at points. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandie | 10/28/2013

    " Great book. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 10/15/2013

    " Liked it. Fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caiti | 7/24/2013

    " It was a fun memoir by a woman who clearly had a quirky childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/30/2013

    " I loved this book. Funny and thoughtful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/24/2013

    " It was a cute quick read. It didn't really have a 'novel' feel to it, more like a bunch of random (albeit funny and touching) stories. There were several times her stories just ended, and left me disappointed. 3 1/2 stars! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/17/2013

    " This was a perfect summer read - light, easy, quick, humorous. The author perfectly captured the thought process of a child and I found myself thinking to myself, "I used to think that same way!" or "I came up with same idea as a kid!". I'd recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/6/2013

    " Pretty good. I am a little worn of the childhood memiors. Still, an interesting read. I would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/1/2013

    " Interesting. I always enjoy reading other people's childhood experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 12/22/2012

    " Quirky, fun stories about happy, slightly strange childhood. Some, quite hilarious. A quick summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsmannix | 11/9/2012

    " cute story in the "smart funny girl" genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alleyheidi | 3/31/2012

    " I found this hard to read. Zippy's family was dysfunctional in a negligent way. However, it did have pluses as the author found good and funny things as she told the story of her early life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandi | 3/17/2012

    " A cute, rather mindless read about a young girl growing up in the midwest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian | 2/21/2012

    " This book is laugh-out-loud funny, but a nostalgic, sweet look at growing up in the midwest. If the ending doesn't make you cry you're dead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sari Telpner | 10/9/2011

    " Great memoir of the adventures of a young girl growing up in small town Indiana. Funny and very touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 8/4/2011

    " Cute story(ies) abou Zippy's life growing up in Mooreland, Indiana. Some sections were laugh out loud funny & it was entertaining. But at the end of the day or book, I wondered what the point was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 5/23/2011

    " A very relaxed, conversational writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 5/12/2011

    " This was a very fun easy read about a girl growing up in a small town in Indiana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 5/12/2011

    " Enjoyable book ... highly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 5/6/2011

    " So funny, I loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 4/29/2011

    " Fun, quirky stories. Fun to discuss in book club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shantel | 4/27/2011

    " Pretty funny. I'm now reading the sequel, "She Got off the Couch". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 4/25/2011

    " This book was completely delightful! It was random with no chronological order to her story, which made it ever more enjoyable. I loved her humor and need to go back through the book to remember the precious one liners that made me laugh out loud. This is just what I needed right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 4/22/2011

    " A very entertaining child's point of view at life in the 1970's in a small town. I loved Zippy, her family, friends, and neighbors. Zippy has an adorable, though sometimes frustrating, take on events and people in her life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 4/21/2011

    " I just could not get into this book. I read the first 70 pages and really wanted to like it. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorie | 4/16/2011

    " An all time favorite childhood memoir of growing up in small town Indiana. Zippy could have been a best friend! I loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/15/2011

    " It was a fast, fun read for me. From the girls point of view, living in a small town- I got some good laughs, and I need them in my life right about now. "

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About the Author
Author Haven Kimmel

Haven Kimmel is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Girl Named Zippy, She Got Up Off the Couch, and Something Rising (Light and Swift). She studied English and creative writing at Ball State University and North Carolina State University and attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.