The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (Paperback)
How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Simon & Schuster, 9780743211239, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2002
Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. The story of this irrepressible woman, whose clever entries are worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, is told by her daughter Terry with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit will always triumph over poverty.
Praise For The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less…
A good-natured memoir as compelling as a commercial jingle.
Book of the Week
Nabs first prize in the memoir genre.
The New Yorker
This plucky middle American chronicle, starring an unsinkable, relentlessly resourceful mother and her Madison Avenue-style magic, succeeds on many levels -- as a tale of family spirit triumphing over penury, as a history of mid-century American consumerism, and as a memoir about a woman who was both ahead of her time and unable to escape it.