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Ryan, Terry 1946-2007

Overview
Works: 5 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 4,056 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Classifications: HQ759, 977.114043092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Terry Ryan Publications about Terry Ryan
Publications by  Terry Ryan Publications by Terry Ryan
posthumous Publications by Terry Ryan, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Terry Ryan
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio : how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less by Terry Ryan ( Book )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author describes her mother Evelyn's struggles with poverty in the 1950s as she tried to build a happy home for her ten children, with the help of wit, poetry, and prose during the contest era of the 1950s and 1960s
Prize winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, Terry Ryan tells how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles and contest entries
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less by Terry Ryan ( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stepping back into time when fledgling advertising agencies were active partners with consumers, Terry Ryan tells how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles and contest entries. 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. Evelyn Ryan won every appliance her family ever owned by entering contests. It wasn't just the winning that was miraculous; it was the timing
The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.10 for The Prize ... to 0.16 for The prize ...)
Languages
English (46)
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