She Got Up Off the Couch (Hardcover)
And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana
Free Press, 9780743284998, 320pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2005
A true pleasure for old fans and new ones alike, "She Got Up Off the Couch" is a gorgeous encapsulation of an innocent time when a child didn't understand that her mother was depressed or felt stifled, but just noted on her way out the door that Delonda was a fixture in the living room. Kimmel captures the seminal moments of her mother's burgeoning empowerment with the full strength of her distinctive, deft storytelling, and with the overflowing sense of humor that made "A Girl Named Zippy" a favorite of readers everywhere.