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Distributed by Universal Pictures
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,...
Simon & Schuster
IL: UG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 13
Terry Ryan describes how her mother managed to support her family by writing jingles and winning numerous contests in the 1950s and 1960s.
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