The Basketball Diaries

  • by Jim Carroll
  • Narrated by Jim Carroll
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his teens, Jim Carroll roamed the streets of New York, shooting baskets with some of New York's best "playground" stars, and shooting heroin with some of the city's most memorable street characters. The Basketball Diaries is his chronicle of those years. Written while in his teens, it is a literary tour-de-force and a stunning portrait of contemporary urban street life. The characters and incidents are moving and funny and sad, but always very real.


What the Critics Say

"At thirteen, Jim Carroll writes better prose than 89 percent of the novelists working today." (Jack Kerouac)


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Customer Reviews

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Not My Type Of Story

Just not the type of story I usually enjoy. Interesting though and the way it was read seemed to match up nicely.
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- Sarah

Jim Carroll is a punk poet legend.

I am very happy to hear his unique voice.i was lucky to see him in person and miss his writing
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- atxmusicgirl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books