The Basketball Diaries

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Penguin Books, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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Today, Jim Carroll is a highly renowned poet and rock musician. But in the mid-1960s, during his coming-of-age from twelve to fifteen, he was a rebellious teenager making a place and a name for himself on the unforgiving streets of New York City. During those years, he chronicled his experiences, and the result is a diary of unparalleled candor that conveys his alternately hilarious and terrifying teenage existence. Here is Carroll prowling New York City--playing basketball, getting high, getting hooked, and searching for something

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Amazing book!!!

User Review  - corman - Borders

In a time where people were rebellious in ways todays society can't facet, Jim Carroll takes us where we never wanted to go. He is honest, addicted, persuasive, smart, funny, humble, and a writer on a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megamark Saxon - Goodreads

This book feels so NY any kid living in Manhattan in any era could be or know someone like this, maybe that's why I gave it 5 stars it just seemed so familier. Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Jim Carroll's bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll's work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973. As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken word recordings. He died in New York City on September 11, 2009.

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