The Basketball Diaries Summary
Jim Carroll

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The Basketball Diaries Overview

The Basketball Diaries is an autobiographical look at the life of Jim Carroll from ages 12 – 16 when he was coming of age in New York City. Written as diary entries and crafted from the actual diary entries he kept during those years of his life, the book offers a candid look at addiction, teenage sexuality and the mentality of American youth in the 1960s. The diaries first published as a memoir in 1978 and are now considered classic youth literature. Jim Carroll went on to be a famous writer, poet and punk rock artist and died at the age of 60 after struggling with heroin addiction for many of the early years of his life.

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