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Subject: Zippy
Date Posted: 7/13/2010 9:43 AM ET
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I've read so many nice reviews of this book I bought it even though it didn't appeal to me much. Now I'm on page 40 and bored. Should I call it quits or does it get better? Did you like it?

Date Posted: 7/13/2010 1:35 PM ET
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I loved it!  You might want to give it another 10-20 pages, but if it still doesn't appeal to you, then I'm not sure that reading further will make a difference. You might try listening to it instead -- it's read by the author and I thought was one of the better audio books I've heard. But, honestly, it sounds like this just might not be your kind of book. Fortunately for authors, we all have different tastes!

Subject: I also loved it!
Date Posted: 7/13/2010 7:33 PM ET
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Do you read many of this genre?

Date Posted: 7/13/2010 10:30 PM ET
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very much! most of what I read is non-fiction and many are memoirs/biographies. this one just seems so boring. I decided to not read the rest, but would still love to hear any other opinions. 

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 8:01 AM ET
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Is this the Havn Kimmel book?  I recall being bored by it too.  I had the same kind of childhood, and for some reason just couldn't relate to her.  My rule is 50 pages.  If I am not enthralled (or at least not in actual agony at the prospect of continuing), then NEXT!!  



Last Edited on: 7/14/10 8:01 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 11:56 PM ET
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I liked it, but didn't love it.  Once you read 50 pages, you got the general idea of the book.  Swap!

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 12:53 AM ET
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thanks for the advice. I am glad I put it away. there is just too much other stuff to read out there!

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 5:34 PM ET
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I didn't find it as funny as most people claim it is in their reviews. I think i might have laughed out loud only once while reading it.

Subject: I am one of the ones who loved it!
Date Posted: 12/23/2010 9:19 PM ET
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I had not really got into the genre when I found this one..Really loved it and it turned me onto so many more memoirs. I am sad you all did not like it. I actually got a copy of her follow up one and will be reading it soon I hope.

Date Posted: 1/23/2011 8:49 PM ET
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I liked Z ippy alot, but if you don't, move on without guilt.  I say, too many books, not enough time..........