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

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

Author: Jim Carroll
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Book Title
The Basketball Diaries: The Classic about Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets
Author
Jim Carroll
ISBN
9780140100181
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-1960s, 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. The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. "I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation. . . . The work was sophisticated and elegant. He had beauty." -- Patti SmithBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jim CarrollPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 07/07/1987ISBN: 9780140100181Pages: 224Weight: 0.35lbsSize: 7.81h x 5.09w x 0.46d
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-1960s, 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. The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

"I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation. . . . The work was sophisticated and elegant. He had beauty." -- Patti Smith

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jim Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 07/07/1987
ISBN: 9780140100181
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.81h x 5.09w x 0.46d
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-1960s, 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. The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

"I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation. . . . The work was sophisticated and elegant. He had beauty." -- Patti Smith

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jim Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 07/07/1987
ISBN: 9780140100181
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.81h x 5.09w x 0.46d