The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries

Book - 1987
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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
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1987, c1978.
ISBN: 9780140100181
Characteristics: 210 p. ;,20 cm.


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Feb 11, 2016

the movie does no justice to the thrill and excitement of the story told in this book. I watched the movie a few years back in high school and never really liked it because I didn't understand what was going on. this book is weird but in a good way.

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