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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Sydney Hausrath, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
You will laugh and cry while reading this book!
Evelyn shows her strength and courage in the way she deals with her children, the adversity in their lives and always with grace and love.
This book is a loving memorial to Evelyn Ryan, but also a nostalgic remembrance of the glory days of jingle contests.
Remarkable story of a woman who made the most out of what ever life threw her way. Funny, poignant and heart warming to the end.Published 5 days ago by Olvye
I enjoyed the movie and decided to read the book when I saw it on sale. I’m glad I read this well written, interesting and optimistic book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by D. Thrush, writer
Poignant and powerful in its depiction of a resourceful mom, her addicted husband and plucky family of ten children, this is an absorbing, thoughtful and humorous story of getting... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rev. Sally S. Smith
I loved this book so much! I recommended it to all my word nerds. When you finish the book be sure to watch the movie.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
About a mom who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry and jingles during the contest era of the 1950's and 1960's. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Luchi1012
This is the fascinating story of Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept the bill collectors at arm’s length and a roof over her family’s head by entering drawings and prizes... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The woman is amazing - to keep her cool and raise her children with such a man is incredible to me. She shows resilience and wonderful patience. Quite a woman.Published 4 months ago by Pat
What a beautiful, messy, complicated, simple life this woman lead! Her children are testament of her love and resilience. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nanakat
Nostalgic and accurate chronicle, kind of sad. The author does an excellent job of presenting an affectionate portrait of her family, a place, a time.Published 4 months ago by DOROTHY