The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids On 25 Words Or Lessby Terry Ryan
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.
- Simon & Schuster Audio
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- Abridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 30 min.
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- 5.80(w) x 4.98(h) x 1.03(d)
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I come from a very large family and I found myself comparing my family to this one quite often. It was interesting to see how other people brought their kids up.