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John R. Powers
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0451176146
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In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan’s world with deep affection and bittersweet humor . Powers' first book, a literal stand-up routine on growing up Catholic in America.

In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan’s world with deep affection and bittersweet humor. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. Paperback, 312 pages.

Book-of-the-Month Club News First confession and its terrors. John Powers seems to capture what it was like growing up Catholic in a really protestant society. Eighty-four first graders in a classroom ruled by just one nun. The agony and the ecstasy of Lent. The dubious honor of being declared the worst altar server ever. Dinah Shore and the Blessed Virgin haunting your dreams. In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan’s world with bittersweet humor and deep affection.

Funniest book on growing up Catholic I have ever read. com User, December 24, 1998. John R. Powers takes you back to the first 8 years of life in a Catholic grammar school in the 1950's and early 1960's. Remember when all your teachers were nuns? Remember getting beaned on the head by a crucifix swung from the belted waist of a nun that walked up and down the classroom isle while you were doing your work?

In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan's . Book-of-the-Month Club News First confession and its terrors

In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan's world with deep affection and bittersweet humor. Book-of-the-Month Club News First confession and its terrors. The novels followed in quick succession: The Last Catholic in America, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, and The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-Cream God. He has written one other novel, The Junk-Drawer Corner-Store Front-Porch Blues, as well as Odditude: Finding the Passion for Who You Are and What You Do.

Last Catholic in America Mass Market Paperback – December 2, 1982. John Powers hits the nail on the head with his description of life as a Catholic, male, baby boomer as he plods his way through elementary school in St. Bastion's parish. by. Powers (Author). An example was his passage about testing the ability of one of their parish priests to understand English at confession. It seems that one priest always gave the same number of prayers at the end of confession. So a friend of his decided to test the priest by confessing that he had disobeyed his parents 72,000 times since his last confession.

In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan's world with deep affection and bittersweet humor. Books related to The Last Catholic In America. The Tender Bar. J. R. Moehringer.

America Media Newsletters. America Today: Top stories from the church and world When Jon Hassler died last spring at the age of 75, he was the last . Hassler’s books, in violation of the intellectual consensus in Catholic circles, managed to become both critical and popular successes. America Today: Top stories from the church and world. Fr. James Martin, SJ: the latest writings, podcasts and videos from Father Martin. When Jon Hassler died last spring at the age of 75, he was the last Catholic novelist in America. A long time ago a controversy raged in Catholic journals about whether a Catholic novel was possible. Handicapped in the later years of his life by a Parkinson’s-like disease, he could sustain only three hours of work a day.

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John R. Powers (November 30, 1945 – January 17, 2013) was an American novelist and playwright. Powers wrote four books of fiction, The Last Catholic in America (Dutton 1973), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Regnery 1975), The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice Cream God (Contemporary 1977), and The Junk Drawer, Corner Store, Front Porch Blues (Dutton 1992). He also wrote the self-help book Odditude (HCI 2007). These books relate his experience of growing up in 1950's Chicago

June 19, 2012 History. Published June 1, 1993 by Signet.

June 19, 2012 History. The Last Catholic in America Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The Last Catholic in America from your list? The Last Catholic in America. Signet Novel, No Ae7614.

A humorous, nostalgic voyage through Chicago of the 1950s remembers a time of heartwarming innocence. By the author of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Reprint.
  • John Powers seems to capture what it was like growing up Catholic in a really protestant society. I can relate.

  • I read this book years ago. As you would expect I was raised Catholic. It was a hysterical look at growing up Catholic.

  • A great read for a great price.

  • If you grew up in a Catholic environment in the 1950s this book will give you a chance to relive your early childhood. At times it seems that you were in the same class and church as the author. I read the book probably 40 years ago, loved it then, love it now.

  • Fun book. Brought back laughs and memories

  • If you grew up in Catholic schools, especially mid century, this is a hilarious must read, along with its two sequels And if you did not---it is still hilarious, as a human study. ????

  • there are so many great stories and anecdotes about growing up Catholic in the 50s and 60s in this book. The foibles and hilarious memories of Catholic school are so fun for readers to read! If you are a fan of Late Night Catechism, you will totally love this book!

  • It has been over 30 years since reading this, the first of the Black Patent Leather trilogy. The cadence, the visuals, the words of a simpler time. What a great visit!