I really enjoyed Haven Kimmel's sequel to A Girl Named Zippy. This family is hilarious, but I was left wondering about the neglect. There is one line in the memoir where she says that she doesn't blame her mom for not washing her clothes or doing other things because they didn't have any running water etc. (and of course that was her dad's fault), but I blame her mom. She should've gotten up off the couch before it was time to go to class.