A Girl Named Zippy

A Girl Named Zippy

Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

eBook - 2002
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In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2002, ©2001.
ISBN: 9780767913102
0767913108
Characteristics: 1 online resource (282 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Baby book
Hair
The lion
Qualities of lights, or disasters
Involving animals
Julie hit me three times
Daniel
There she is
Blood of the Lamb
Unexpected injuries
The kindness of strangers
Favors for friends
Haunted houses
Professionals
Chance
A short list of things my father lost gambling
The world of ideas
Location
Diner
Slumber party
ESP
Interior design
Cemetery
Drift away
Reading list
Arisen
The social gospel
The letter.
Summary: In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period.

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miaone
May 04, 2017

Touching and delightful. I also grew up in southern Indiana, though not in a small town, and as an adult I became a Quaker. Additionally, I attended what was then Ball State Teachers College in the early 1960's, though I did not have the infamous Dr. Satterwite for any of my English courses. So terrifying was his reputation that I carefully avoided his classes, in fact. All of the above gave me much to identify with in the story of Zippy. But all that isn't necessary for readers' enjoyment of Kimmel's writing and her story. I enthusiastically encourage you to read this book and the ones that follow.

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wms6969
May 04, 2017

please cancel hold at Greenwood library. Thank you. Lois

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

This is one of the more delightful memoirs you're likely to read. Kimmel's quirky childhood led her to a career in writing with humor, grace, and a respectful dose of self-deprecation.

p45ortia Aug 22, 2013

Hilarious

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