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Basketball Diaries

Basketball Diaries - 63 edition

Basketball Diaries - 63 edition

ISBN13: 9780140100181

ISBN10: 0140100180

Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll - ISBN 9780140100181
Edition: 63
Copyright: 1963
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
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International: No
Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll - ISBN 9780140100181

ISBN13: 9780140100181

ISBN10: 0140100180

Edition: 63

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Summary

Jim Carroll is a thirteen-year-old getting hip on the streets of New York. The Basketball Diaries is his story ...

Between the autumn of 1963 and the summer of 1966 he records his experiences and the result is a frank and hard-hitting chronicle of basketball games and schooldays in a haze of dope, sex and scrapes with the law, a 'Pepsi-cola' heroin habit and weekend trips on LSD. When he read this astonishing journal Jack Kerouac was moved to write, 'At thirteen years of age, Jim Carroll writes better prose than 89 per cent of the novelists working today'. Alternately hilarious and horrifying, The Basketball Diaries caused a sensation when it was first published at the dawn of the seventies - a response that continues today.

This is Jim Carroll prowling New York City, hustling, stealing, getting high, getting hooked, and searching for something pure.

Author Bio

Carroll, Jim :

Jim Carroll was born and grew up in New York City. As a musician Carroll has released five albums of music and spoken-word material. His new CD, which will include several new songs as well as performances of many of the poems in Void of Course, will be released by Mercury Records in the fall of 1998.