From the quote I picked, you can assume that language has a big role in this book. The author has a interesting way of writing. She adds a mixture of innocence to a large dose of mischievous humor. As I read the book, I understood that the author writes this way because, after all, it is her life she is reflecting upon. Just by reading and understanding the language she uses, the reader can assume that the author, Haven Kimmel, looks at life in a different way; in a more realistic but refreshingly honest and clear way. The book consists of many little stories that have happened throughout little "Zippy's" life. I believe that these stories have made her who she is today, and even though I have only read half of the book, I am starting to fall in love with the family and the main character herself. Memoirs, or the ones I have read, are dull and sometimes plain, but not in this particular case. Kimmel plays around with commonly used words in order to interest the reader and usually manages to get a little chuckle out of me. I must admit that sometimes I do wander off and find myself reading the same sentence a couple times, but the reason I do so is because Kimmel also wanders off. She has a tendency to really get off topic. I think that sometimes this is done on purpose because it feels like the author is sitting right in front of you and telling a story. To me, the jumbled and unorganized feel of the book adds to it's uniqueness.