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Terry "Tuff" Ryan (July 14, 1946 — May 16, 2007)was an American writer, originally from Defiance, Ohio, who had resided in San Francisco for most of her adult life. She was best known for her memoir The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, published in 2001, and released as a film, with the same title, in 2005.

She was born to Leo (nicknamed Kelly) and Evelyn Ryan, and was the sixth of ten children. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio was a memoir of her life and that of her family, especially her mother, a 1950s housewife with 10 children who provided for the family by winning contests. The book was optioned by DreamWorks SKG and released as a theatrical film in November 2005. It starred Julianne Moore as Evelyn Ryan and Woody Harrelson as Kelly Ryan. Jane Anderson was director and screenwriter. Terry Ryan was a consultant on the film.

With artist Sylvia Mollick, Ryan was also the co- creator of the long running cartoon T.O. Sylvester in the San Francisco Chronicle. She was married to her long-time partner, Pat Holt, by San Francisco's then-Mayor, Gavin Newsom on St Valentine's Day 2004. Her account of her wedding, titled We Do!, was published by Chronicle Books.

She graduated from Bowling Green State University.

In 2004, when the movie The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio was being filmed, Terry discovered that she had Stage IV brain cancer. On May 16, 2007, Terry died of cancer at her San Francisco, California home.
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Total Books: 31
Gamify Your Dog Training Training Games for Group Instruction
2017 - Gamify Your Dog Training Training Games for Group Instruction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781617812040
ISBN-10: 1617812048
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Tales of a First-Round Nothing My Life as an NHL Footnote
2014 - Tales of a First-round Nothing My Life As an Nhl Footnote (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781770411395
ISBN-10: 1770411399
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog
2010 - The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781929242795
ISBN-10: 1929242794
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Ohio's Education Reform Challenges Lessons from the Frontlines
2010 - Ohio's Education Reform Challenges Lessons From the Frontlines [Education Policy] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780230106963
ISBN-10: 023010696X
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Bring Out Your Dead
2009 - Bring Out Your Dead (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781438960821
ISBN-10: 1438960824
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Coaching People to Train Their Dogs
2008 - Coaching People to Train Their Dogs (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780974246420
ISBN-10: 0974246425
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The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio  How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
2005 - The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less [Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743550895
ISBN-10: 0743550897
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio  How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature A Sourcebook
Sexuality In Greek And Roman Literature And Society A Sourcebook
Outwitting Dogs Revolutionary Techniques For Dog Training That Work
2004 - Outwitting Dogs Revolutionary Techniques for Dog Training That Work (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592282432
ISBN-10: 1592282431
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Take the Lead
2002 - Take the Lead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974246413
ISBN-10: 0974246417
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids On 25 Words Or Less
The Ultimate Puppy A Complete Guide to Choosing Raising and Training Your Dog
Unfinished Revolution
2000 - Unfinished Revolution [Visions of Education] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781855390676
ISBN-10: 1855390671
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The Bark Stops Here
2000 - The Bark Stops Here (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780967479620
ISBN-10: 0967479622
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Unfinished Revolution
2000 - Unfinished Revolution [Visions of education series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781855390645
ISBN-10: 1855390647
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The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog
1998 - The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780876050491
ISBN-10: 0876050496
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE OHIO HOW MY MOTHER RAISED 10 CHILDREN ON 25 WORDS OR LESS