If you're looking for a quick, fun, slyly funny and downright witty read--that is, incidentally, also true--look no further than Haven Kimmel's A Girl Named Zippy. This book is about as anecdotal as memoirs can get, and each chapter could stand on its own as an individual story. It's not truly tied together chronologically, but it's fragmented in that way most childhoods are: our most concrete memories are tied together with the loosest of threads, not cemented together to form a coherent narrative.
This memoir of a mostly happy childhood in a small town features a plethora of characters: an atheistic camping father, a churchgoing mother who loves to read, an older sister who tells "Zippy" (thus nicknamed by her father after a cartoon bunny that's over the place because she, too, seem to zip from one place to another in the blink of an eye) that she's adopted (a hysterical anecdote, because their mother just rolls with it, telling Zippy that she was originally from a gypsy family and they had to surgically remove her tail...later her dad more or less retaliates by telling her that her sister isn't really his son--and it's not until one of the local business owners observes Zippy looks just like her dad that she realizes both parents had been inventing). Also, an older brother that Zippy doesn't quite know what to do with, an older neighbor woman Zippy's convinced is murderous, and a best friend that Zippy feels obliged to speak for--since Julie is quiet and doesn't speak up for herself.
Even if you weren't Zippy as a child, she's the type of child you remember well: outspoken, energetic, and always managing to get in trouble--even when she doesn't mean to. An animal lover who falls in love with chickens as well as dogs, and who feels a little sorry for those who don't understand Chicken Love as they do other animal love. She's an accident-prone story lover and storyteller.
It's a relatively quick read, and it's something that's easily read one chapter at a time without feeling as though you're losing the thread of anything. Also, be forewarned: it's the type of thing just funny enough that you might giggle at in public.