The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan audiobook

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less

By Terry Ryan
Read by Terry Ryan

4.08 Hours 09/01/2005 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743519342

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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Nabs first prize in the memoir genre" -- People (Book of the Week)
Prize Winner is the most charming and inspirational book I’ve read in a long time. It bursts with stories of soul, humanity, cunning, courage, and humor in the face of desperate times.”  Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author
“The wonderful wacky story of Terry’s mom, Evelyn Lehman Ryan, is a kitsch spin on the classic victim-turned-victor tale that Hollywood so loves.”  Daily Telegraph
“Nabs first prize in the memoir genre. People
“Ryan inherited her mother’s way with words and had written this loving and upbeat—and very funny—memoir. Because of that, we are all winners.”  Dallas Morning News
“This book is a well-aimed kick in the pants for anyone who says they don’t have time to pursue their passion.”  Calgary Herald

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English