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The Basketball Diaries: The Classic about Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets
The Basketball Diaries The Classic about Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets
Author: Jim Carroll
The Basketball Diaries chronicles Jim Carroll's alternatively hilarious and horrifying urban coming-of-age from twelve to fifteen. The excerpts published in The Paris Review in the 1970s created a sensation -- a response that continues to this day. Here is Carroll prowling the streets of New Yor...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140100181
ISBN-10: 0140100180
Publication Date: 7/7/1987
Pages: 224
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Basketball Diaries: The Classic about Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets on
Good book. Highly sexual though. LOw stars because of sexual content.
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I believe I wore the grooves out on Jim Carroll's "Catholic Boy" album. After reading the "Basketball diaries" I'm amazed he lived long enough to record it. Jim was inspired to start writing a diary at 12 after reading Jack Kerouac's "On the Road". It is a brutally honest look into life on the streets of New York. The progression into heroin addiction and the things he did to get the next high is chilling.


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