The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or LessBook - 2001
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, compsoed her jingles not in the boardroom, but at the ironing board.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Branch Call Number: 977.1/RYAN
Characteristics: 351p. ; 22cm.