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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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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    An enjoyable read. So glad I happened upon it.

    An enjoyable read. So glad I happened upon it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2002

    A GOOD READ

    This was a cute, clever story about a resourceful mother. Family ties and relationships are explored. I will recommend this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    I remember the contest era since that is why we had a TV

    I enjoyed Terry Ryan's book about her mother's contesting. My mother 'contested' as a hobby. She wrote and my father(an architect) created the presentation. They were a good team and subsequently we were among the first to have a TV and frequently went free to ice shows and other entertainment events. I enjoy the perspective and the reminiscing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2001

    Angela's Ashes in a positive, 50's mode -- fascinating!

    This is the most enjoyable 'read' our bookclub has found in the past year. The mother of the brood is an incurable optimist with a penchant for syntax and language. She understands the rules (of not only the contests, but truly, the society around her and the confines of a mother/wife with an alcoholic husband) and plays this to her advantage with a hobby that sustains her almost destitute (only financially) family of 10 kids. This is Angela's Ashes in a positive light. It's great to see what someone can do when they don't let things overwhelm them. We are such babies now compared to Terry Ryan's mother. She's an inspiration to me, but also, the book is well written and the topic is fascinating.

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