I'm in love with this book. It caught my eye because of the Ohio connection of course. It is hilarious and inspiring. Here I thought that I was finding a little obscure diamond in the rough... haha, I laugh at that now!! There was a movie made in 2005... which will be my next quest.
The book itself is about a determined woman who supported her family on the random contests that were so popular in the 50s. As a family of 12, you can bet there's a lot of action and humor. What surprised me was the independence of the 50s housewife with the alcoholic husband and the inspiration it provides.
If it's not on your library shelf, it's worth shelling out your own $$ for :-)