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

by Terry Ryan

  • ISBN: 1416510818
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Terry Ryan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (August 30, 2005)
  • ePub book: 1309 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1899 kb
  • Other: rtf lit azw txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 257

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Evelyn Ryan, wife of an alcoholic husband and mother of ten children, lived in a small town in a time and place when .

Evelyn Ryan, wife of an alcoholic husband and mother of ten children, lived in a small town in a time and place when women did not seek jobs outside the home. too few. Glad that I read it, but more glad I'm through.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a wonderful story that offers not just a peak back in time, but even a bit of hope for the downtrodden. God rest your soul, Mrs Ryan.

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less. While many recent books have thoughtfully examined the plight of the working poor in America, none of the authors of these books is able to claim a working-class background, and there are associated methodological and ethical concerns raised when most of. Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote. Terry Ryan was poised to take the hockey world by storm when he was selected eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1995 NHL draft, their highest draft pick in a decade.

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a 2005 American biographical film written and directed by Jane Anderson. The film received a limited release on October 14, 2005. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is based on the true story of housewife Evelyn Ryan, who helped support her husband, Kelly, and their 10 children by winning jingle-writing contests

Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001. Evelyn Ryan raised ten children during the 1950s and 1960s, believing that miracles are everyday occurrences, while turning every financial challenge into an opportunity for innovation.

0 0 5 Автор: 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. Stepping back into a time when fledgling advertising agencies were active partners with consumers, and everyday people saw possibility in every coupon, Terry Ryan tells how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles and contest entries. Mom's winning ways defied the Church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated views of housewives.

Terry Ryan, the sixth of Evelyn Ryan's ten children, was a consultant on the film adaptation of The Prize Winner of. .Book of the Week People Nabs first prize in the memoir genre.

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. The New Yorker This plucky middle American chronicle, starring an unsinkable, relentlessly resourceful mother and her Madison Avenue-style magic, succeeds on many levels - as a tale of family spirit triumphing over penury, as a history of mid-century American consumerism, and as a memoir about a woman who was both ahead of her time and unable to escape it.

You know how sometimes you read a book, and then a year or two later you can't remember much of anything about it?Not so with this one. I would bet a lotta money that anyone who has read this book will never, ever forget it.

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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.

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hulk hulk
I enjoyed the movie and decided to read the book when I saw it on sale. I’m glad I read this well written, interesting and optimistic book. It was much better than the movie and it amazes me that it’s a true story. The "prize winner" is a smart and industrious housewife with 10 children and an alcoholic husband. It’s up to her to take care of the family and make sure they have food on the table and a roof over their heads. This book is really a love letter to a mother by a daughter and you can see why. In another time, this smart, clever, persistent and imaginative woman could’ve had a highly successful career in any number of fields but in this era, women didn’t have as many options, birth control wasn’t as available and times were tough. Somehow she managed to win enough cash and other prizes to consistently keep the family afloat for decades. I really wanted to see what her winning entries were and this book is filled with them. What impresses me most about this incredibly impressive woman and family is her endless optimism and their enviable closeness. Most of us would’ve succumbed to despair and poverty feeling overwhelmed by the constant obstacles presented with maintaining such a large family and dealing with an unpredictable alcoholic. It’s remarkable to me that it seems as if the kids never felt deprived of attention or love. Evelyn Ryan must’ve had an incredible amount of energy, steadfast faith in herself and a will of iron to remain so wonderfully optimistic and determined. Not to mention a big dose of luck. I don’t know how she did it but I’m in awe.~
Keath Keath
To think that until the last year I had never heard of Defiance, Ohio or of the Ryan family, and now I've fallen in love with the family, especially the indomitable mom. I reconnected with a former classmate via classmates.com who lives in Defiance. While volunteering with some church friends, I told a friend about my new email friend from Defiance. She told me that her husband lived in Defiance at one time. The next thing I knew she was giving me the dvd about the Ryan family. I watched it and was so moved--I cried and cried. It was hard for me to laugh, though. I then knew that I definitely wanted to read the book. I looked forward to getting back to the book every day even though it seemed like it was one jingle after another! We get to read her winning jingles and all the ones that didn't win. This was interesting but I felt as though I needed a break from the contest routine. I needed more about the children (they were fleshed out a little but not a lot). It was interesting to read about their house and all the broken appliances and the mom's ingenuity when it came to coping with them. Can you imagine not having a handle on your refrigerator door? I will admit that I wanted to hear more about her alcoholic father's rages, but she is very discreet when it comes to focusing on her dad's shortcomings. Now I'm thinking that she was right to take the focus away from him and to concentrate on her absolutely wonderful, amazing, ingenious mom who kept the family afloat with her prize-winning contest entries. I cried at the end. It was illuminating for me to find that some of the scenes in the movie were exactly how they happened. Sometimes when I was watching the movie, I was thinking that a particular incident couldn't have really happened but sure enough it did. The father was interesting in that he was terribly violent but he'd snap out of his rages and become gentle again. I kept thinking that some of the occurrences wouldn't have happened with my father who could be violent without any alcohol to fuel him but whom we would have been afraid to challenge verbally and physically as the Ryan family does with their head of family. This dad is like a lion and a mouse all in one. He's remorseful after many of his blow-ups. I guess if he'd been worse the family wouldn't have been as happy as they were. They became such a resilient family--the children learned from their mother about resourcefulness and survival techniques. In order to understand this book, you have to know more about the fifties when so many moms were out of the work force, taking care of home and family, and often not even being able to drive a car. My mom didn't drive when I was growing up. She was our mainstay--always home when we got home from school. Gave me a very secure feeling. The book is a treasure because it's a relic in many ways--it's a tale from a bygone era and for me it was inspiring and amazing and beautiful. So glad Terry Ryan shared this story before her untimely passing.
Kulabandis Kulabandis
I LOVED THIS BOOK ITS SO HILARIOUS AND FULL OF LIKE LOVE AND FUN LAUGHTER. TERRY RYAN WAS A VERY GOOD AND FUNNY WRITER HER MOTHER WROTE A HUMOE COLUM FOR THE NEWSPAPER BEFORE GETTING MARRIED. AND HER LOVE OF ENTERING CONTEST IS SO MUCH FUN I TOO LOVE CONTEST AND HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO WIN A FEW THINGS SO HAVE OTHER MENBERS OF MY FAMILY.HER HUSBAND KELLY AND TWO ALSO GOT STARTED IN ENTERING CONTEST AND DRAWINGS.BUT THEY JUST WON LOTS OF GALLON OF GAS BUT BRUCE SOLD A BIG WIN OF GAS TO A GAS STATION AND MOVED TO CAILFORNIA. RIGHT WHEN SHE NEEDED A VERY BIG WIN SHE ENTERED THE DR PEPER CONTEST AND WON ALL THE MAIN PRIZES AND GOT THE MONEY FOR THE LAST HOUSE PAYMENT. SHE SO MUCH SHE WAS LIKE THE QUEEN OF CONTESTING. ITS SAD THAT BOTH HER AND HER DAUGTHER TERRY ARE NOW BOTH DEAD NOW. I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO WRITE HER AND ASK ABOUT ALL THE CONTEST. I THIS IS GOING TO BECOME ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME.
Enila Enila
I almost want to write my review in 25 rhyming words or less. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a wonderful story that offers not just a peak back in time, but even a bit of hope for the downtrodden. The story is written by the main character's daughter, and shares with us the ups & downs faced by this Midwestern family of twelve.

God rest your soul, Mrs Ryan. You're one I cannot wait to meet in heaven!