The Basketball Diaries & The Book of Nods by Jim Carroll [1987 UK TRADE PAPERBACK]
RARE UK IMPORT PAPERBACK  FABER & FABER
Book is in excellent condition. Light shelf-wear to cover. Clean, unmarked pages w/ some very mild tanning.
The urban classic coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, and basketball. In the mid-1960's, from 12 to 15, Jim Carroll 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.
Also includes The Book of Nods, a collection of prose poems grappling with themes such as love, survival, obsession, good and evil, paradise, and prison.