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.
Though you may know Terry Ryan from the popular audiobook The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Ryan is actually one of the most renowned Bios & Memoirs authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 2 audiobooks from Ryan on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Bios & Memoirs title being: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less was added to our catalog in 2001, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Ryan. Enjoy over 12 hours of audiobook listening from Ryan, among the 2 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Bios & Memoirs books from Terry Ryan. Ryan was born on July 14, 1946 in The United States and lived until May 16, 2007. For more audiobooks and information on Terry Ryan, please visit her page on AudiobookStore.com: Terry Ryan audiobooks.