The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll [TRADE PAPERBACK] 1995 • Penguin

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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll 


1995 re-issue with movie tie-in cover.  1st printing. 

Trade paperback in very good reading condition.  Cover shows some general wear; light creasing; nothing major.  

The urban classic coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, and basketball.

Jim Carroll grew up to become a renowned poet and punk rocker. But in this memoir of the mid-1960's, set during his coming-of-age from 12 to 15, he was a rebellious teenager making a place and a name for himself on the unforgiving streets of New York City. During these 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, hustling, stealing, getting high, getting hooked, and searching for something pure.