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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less

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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. Evelyn's winning ways defied the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated views of housewives. To her, flouting convention was a small price to pay when it came to raising her six sons and four daughters.

Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. The story of this irrepressible woman, whose clever entries are worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, is told by her daughter Terry with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit will always triumph over poverty.

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Now in paperback comes a bestselling memoir starring a Midwestern wife and mother whose prize-winning poetry and prose kept her family afloat through the most difficult of times. Second serial in "Rosie." Photos throughout.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

This bestselling memoir starring a Midwestern wife and mother whose prize-winning poetry and prose kept her family afloat through the most difficult of times is now basis for a feature film from DreamWorks, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson, scheduled for release in September.

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:
9781416510819
Subtitle:
How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Foreword:
Orman, Suze
Foreword:
Orman, Suze
Author:
Ryan, Terry
Publisher:
Pocket Star Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Middle class -- United States.
Subject:
Mothers -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.44x6.28x1.00 in. .38 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Work

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Product details 384 pages Pocket Star Books - English 9781416510819 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback comes a bestselling memoir starring a Midwestern wife and mother whose prize-winning poetry and prose kept her family afloat through the most difficult of times. Second serial in "Rosie." Photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , This bestselling memoir starring a Midwestern wife and mother whose prize-winning poetry and prose kept her family afloat through the most difficult of times is now basis for a feature film from DreamWorks, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson, scheduled for release in September.
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