The Basketball Diaries: The Classic about Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets

Jim Carroll (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
July 07, 1987
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.09 X 7.81 X 0.46 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140100181
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About the Author

Jim Carroll's bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll's work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973. As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken word recordings. He died in New York City on September 11, 2009.

Reviews

"Filled with a kind of vitality. . . a remarkable account of New York City's lower depths."
-New York Times

"His terse wit, with its archly contrived naΓ―vetΓ©, transforms The Basketball Diaries, a tale of teenage rebellion, into a contemporary classic."-
-Newsweek

"A generational hit." -Esquire