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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
The Bark Stops Here
The Bark Stops Here (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780967479620
ISBN-10: 0967479622
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Bring Out Your Dead
Bring Out Your Dead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781438960821
ISBN-10: 1438960824
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Coaching People to Train Their Dogs
Coaching People to Train Their Dogs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974246406
ISBN-10: 0974246409
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Gamify Your Dog Training Training Games for Group Instruction
Ohio's Education Reform Challenges Lessons from the Frontlines
Ohio's Education Reform Challenges Lessons From the Frontlines [Education Policy] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230106963
ISBN-10: 023010696X
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Outwitting Dogs Revolutionary Techniques For Dog Training That Work
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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THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE OHIO HOW MY MOTHER RAISED 10 CHILDREN ON 25 WORDS OR LESS
Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or
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 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743211239
ISBN-10: 0743211235
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 92

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 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743273930
ISBN-10: 0743273931
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids On 25 Words Or Less
The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio
The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091891275
ISBN-10: 0091891272
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5

Sexuality In Greek And Roman Literature And Society A Sourcebook
Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature A Sourcebook
Take the Lead
Take the Lead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974246413
ISBN-10: 0974246417
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Tales of a First-Round Nothing My Life as an NHL Footnote
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
The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781929242795
ISBN-10: 1929242794
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog
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 Ultimate Puppy A Complete Guide to Choosing Raising and Training Your Dog
The Unfinished Revolution Learning Human Behavior Community and Political Paradox
Unfinished Revolution
Unfinished Revolution [Visions of Education] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781855390676
ISBN-10: 1855390671
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Unfinished Revolution [Visions of education series] (Paperback)