Monday, October 8, 2007

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I think that this memoir was an extremely well written book that deserved all of the credit it got. I find it amazing that this man who can only move his left eye was able to dictate an entire book. You can tell that he is a very bright well spoken person. Just by the way he explains things. One flaw to the book was that sometimes he went of on tangents and you became lost in the long descriptions. I personally think that this book should have won an award for something(I don't know any of the awards.) This book is definitely something I would read again. The only problem with reading it is because one of my greatest fears(not that I should put this on for anyone to see) is becoming paralyzed. Also my step-brother has ASL and this is what will happen to him eventually so it made me tear up a little thinking about how he will end up. To some it up I personally find this to be an amazing book and I give it two thumbs up and much praise.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

About the Author Links

About the Author

Haven Kimmel was (as told before) born in Mooreland, Indiana in 1965. She has written many books include other parts to the Zippy memoir: Something Rising (Light and Swift) and She Got Up Off the Couch. Haven went to college for English and creative writing at Ball State University. Then she went to North Carolina State for her graduates degree and studied with novelist Lee Smith.

So Far.

In the book so far Zippy has grown up in her little town of Mooreland. She has started growing hair. There is one part that I find very funny about a pig and a flying woman. I wont go into detail but I wouldnt be able to finish typing its so funny. She tells about her escapades with her best friend. There are very funny stories about her brother and her sister. Ones about a donkey in her shed, finding ways to get out of church and about her spooky chicken killing neighbor destined to hell were she will be tormented by all of her past chickens.