The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll [1987 TRADE PAPERBACK]
VINTAGE TRADE PAPERBACK  PENGUIN BOOKS
Book is in very good condition. Back cover has a few nicks to edges.
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.