The Basketball Diaries - Study Guide Part 7 Summary & Analysis

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It is the Summer of 1966 and Jim's drug use continues. He is also prostituting himself to gay men to make money to support his habit. Unfortunately, he finds that the clientele is getting progressively kinkier. Jim contemplates taking a break from prostitution and returning to safer activities, such as stealing from old ladies. One of his clients, a man named Dave, pays him fifty dollars merely to attend a Yankees double-header with him. Jim finds this particularly amusing especially since he spent so much time working at Yankee Stadium. When the double-header goes longer than expected, Jim tells Dave that he wants seventy-five dollars to cover his extra time. Dave gives Jim one hundred dollars. In another instance, a man takes Jim to his hotel room. They enter the bathroom where Jim finds that the man has a bubble bath waiting as well as a cat tied...

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