The Basketball Diaries (book)
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|Publisher||Tombouctou Press (Bolinas, CA)|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Pages||224 (Penguin, 1987)|
|LC Class||PS3553.A7644 Z464 1988|
The Basketball Diaries is a 1978 memoir written by author and musician Jim Carroll. It is an edited collection of the diaries he kept between the ages of twelve and sixteen. Set in New York City, they detail his daily life, sexual experiences, high school basketball career, poetry compositions, the counterculture movement, and especially his addiction to heroin, which began when he was 13.
Carroll followed up this memoir with a sequel of sorts called The Downtown Diaries which follows his relocation to California and his efforts to end his heroin addiction.
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