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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Standing up to the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated ideas about women, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for innovation, all the while raising her six sons and four daughters with the belief that miracles are an everyday occurrence. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Evelyn Ryan's story is told by her daughter Terry with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit and sense of humor can triumph over adversity every time.

About the Author

Terry Ryan, the sixth of Evelyn Ryan's ten children, was a consultant on the film adaptation of The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Suze Orman

Part One

1. The Contester

2. Rhyme Does Pay

3. Supermarket Spree

Part Two

4. The Sleeping Giant

5. Father of the Year

6. Too Damned Happy

7. Defiance

8. Tickle Hills

Part Three

9. Poet Laureate

10. Giant Steps

11. Name That Sandwich

Part Four

12. The Affadaisies

13. Round Robin

14. Going, Going, Gone

Part Five

15. Hell and High Water

16. Mrs. Etchie

17. Such a Thing as Destiny

Part Six

18. Rock Bottom

19. Her Weight in Gold

Epilogue: A Truckload of Birds

Afterword by Betsy Ryan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743273930
Foreword:
Orman, Suze
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Foreword by:
Orman, Suze
Foreword:
Orman, Suze
Author:
Ryan, Terry
Author:
Orman, Suze
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 15.715 oz

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