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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Ryan, Terry (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio


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"Angela's Ashes" meets "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in this inspirational, true story of an enterprising mother who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the '50s and '60s. "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" is the biography Evelyn Ryan, whose joy for life overshadows both lean times and her husband's alcoholism to raise children who seek out their own winning ways. Photos throughout.
Authors: Ryan, Terry
Title: The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio
how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2001.
Characteristics: 351 p.:,ill.,23 cm.
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ISBN: 0743211227
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Report This Jul 04, 2012
  • erinsnest rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Started June 29, finished July 2, 2012. Had to read this one in record time, to get it back to the library before I went on holidays! This was the real life of an amazing but ordinary woman. I guess depression was not heard of in her day! She was so smart in so many ways and did an amazing job of raising her 10 children. I think her accomplishment would be equal to, if not greater than, climbing Mount Everest! (But bananas in the dryer! hilarious!)

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