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The Resource The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less, Terry Ryan ; foreword by Suze Orman

The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less, Terry Ryan ; foreword by Suze Orman

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The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less
Title
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio
Title remainder
how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less
Statement of responsibility
Terry Ryan ; foreword by Suze Orman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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. To her, flouting convention was a small price to pay when it came to securing a happy home for her six sons and four daughters. Evelyn, who would surely be a Madison Avenue executive if she were working today, composed her jingles not in the boardroom, but at the ironing board
  • By entering contests wherever she found them -- TV, radio, newspapers, direct-mail ads -- Evelyn Ryan was able to win every appliance her family ever owned, not to mention cars, television sets, bicycles, watches, a jukebox, and even trips to New York, Dallas, and Switzerland. But it wasn't just the winning that was miraculous; it was the timing. If a toaster died, one was sure to arrive in the mail from a forgotten contest. Days after the bank called in the second mortgage on the house, a call came from the Dr Pepper company: Evelyn was the grand-prize winner in its national contest -- and had won enough to pay the bank
  • Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. From her frenetic supermarket shopping spree -- worth $3,000 today -- to her clever entries worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, the story of this irrepressible woman whose talents reached far beyond her formidable verbal skills is told in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit will triumph over the poverty of circumstance
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Intended audience
990
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.5
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less, Terry Ryan ; foreword by Suze Orman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 51
  • 4.
  • Sleeping Giant
  • 62
  • 5.
  • Father of the Year
  • 75
  • 6.
  • Too Damned Happy
  • 89
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Defiance
  • 99
  • 8.
  • Tickle Hills
  • 110
  • 9.
  • Poet Laureate
  • 124
  • 10.
  • Contester
  • Giant Steps
  • 140
  • 11.
  • Name That Sandwich
  • 160
  • 12.
  • Affadaisies
  • 182
  • 13.
  • Round Robin
  • 16
  • 206
  • 14.
  • Going, Going, Gone
  • 228
  • 15.
  • Hell and High Water
  • 260
  • 16.
  • Mrs. Etchie
  • 270
  • 2.
  • 17.
  • Such a Thing as Destiny
  • 283
  • 18.
  • Rock Bottom
  • 292
  • 19.
  • Her Weight in Gold
  • 312
  • Epilogue: A Truckload of Birds
  • Rhyme Does Pay
  • 335
  • 38
  • 3.
  • Supermarket Spree
Control code
ocm45806413
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780743211222
Lccn
2001018379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less, Terry Ryan ; foreword by Suze Orman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 51
  • 4.
  • Sleeping Giant
  • 62
  • 5.
  • Father of the Year
  • 75
  • 6.
  • Too Damned Happy
  • 89
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Defiance
  • 99
  • 8.
  • Tickle Hills
  • 110
  • 9.
  • Poet Laureate
  • 124
  • 10.
  • Contester
  • Giant Steps
  • 140
  • 11.
  • Name That Sandwich
  • 160
  • 12.
  • Affadaisies
  • 182
  • 13.
  • Round Robin
  • 16
  • 206
  • 14.
  • Going, Going, Gone
  • 228
  • 15.
  • Hell and High Water
  • 260
  • 16.
  • Mrs. Etchie
  • 270
  • 2.
  • 17.
  • Such a Thing as Destiny
  • 283
  • 18.
  • Rock Bottom
  • 292
  • 19.
  • Her Weight in Gold
  • 312
  • Epilogue: A Truckload of Birds
  • Rhyme Does Pay
  • 335
  • 38
  • 3.
  • Supermarket Spree
Control code
ocm45806413
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780743211222
Lccn
2001018379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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