Synopses & Reviews
The original classic story about growing up with drugs and sex and about learning to survive on the streets of New York once again in print. An urban classic of coming of age.
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.