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John R. Powers is an American novelist and playwright.


Powers has written four successful books, The Last Catholic in America (1973), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (1975), The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice Cream God (1977), and The Junk Drawer, Corner Store, Front Porch Blues (1992). These books relate the experience of growing up in Chicago. He grew up in the city's Mt. Greenwood neighborhood.   Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? was selected for inclusion on the American Library Association’s list of Best Books for Young Adults in 1975 and went on to become a hit musical. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Mount Greenwood is an Irish neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago. ...


Powers holds a Ph.D. in Communications from Northwestern University and was a professor of speech and performing arts at Northeastern Illinois University.


 
 

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