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It s amazing to know Jim Carroll wrote this book when he was age 13 16, not only due to subject matter but for the undeniable talent that seeps through every page With Manhattan as his playground and local junkies, thieves and hooligans as his playmates, Carroll spirals from mild delinquent to full blown addict believing as all addicts first do that where others fail, he has it all under control.Those expecting this to be like the movie beware Hollywood takes a bunch of his stories, glosses It s amazing to know Jim Carroll wrote this book when he was age 13 16, not only due to subject matter but for the undeniable talent that seeps through every page With Manhattan as his playground and local junkies, thieves and hooligans as his playmates, Carroll spirals from mild delinquent to full blown addict believing as all addicts first do that where others fail, he has it all under control.Those expecting this to be like the movie beware Hollywood takes a bunch of his stories, glosses them up and presents them to you nicely gift wrapped Carroll himself does no such thing He lays them out, fearless and real, strips them raw and leaves you to pick up the pieces Sex, drugs and stealing purses WINTER 1964My old lady found a nickel bag of grass in my hiding spot under the rug today and flushed it down the toilet She had a long talk with me and asked me if I was addicted to the stuff I told her it s heroin you get addicted to, not grass, and I think I finally convinced her She was not so convinced that she d give me back the five bucks though, when I asked her for it In fact, I think she got a little angry about it.Jim Carroll s early teens growing up Sex, drugs and stealing purses WINTER 1964My old lady found a nickel bag of grass in my hiding spot under the rug today and flushed it down the toilet She had a long talk with me and asked me if I was addicted to the stuff I told her it s heroin you get addicted to, not grass, and I think I finally convinced her She was not so convinced that she d give me back the five bucks though, when I asked her for it In fact, I think she got a little angry about it.Jim Carroll s early teens growing up in nineteen sixties Manhattan were W A Y different from mine spent in suburbia a decade later While I was reading crappy movie tie in novels and wondering why boys didn t like me, he was hustling gay sailors, and robbing stores and elderly women, all while nursing a heroin habit I know that teens are universally self absorbed, but Carroll takes the cake According to him, EVERYONE, from priests to teachers to women on the subway, either wants to do him harm or have sex with himor both He seems not to like or care about anyone other than himself When he catches the clap at age 14, he doesn t go to a real doctor because They won t let you out without finding out the name of every girl you ever touched, and then they send out these notices to all your chicks, next thing you know, you can t get a girl to talk to you Had I read this when I was younger, I may have found it illicit and thrilling, I don t know, but at this point in my life, Carroll s accounts of relentlessly using others for his own satisfaction makes for a murky, depressing and frankly, boring, read The Basketball Diaries reminded me of an after school special look it up, kiddies gone very, very wrong And while I m sure this book attracts adherents because it s real or whatever I can t say the book held much of my interest Maybe The Basketball Diaries is one of those titles that when first published 1978 was considered cautionary and groundbreaking but needs too much license and contextualization in 2011 For example, these passages are supposedly Carroll s authentic although edite The Basketball Diaries reminded me of an after school special look it up, kiddies gone very, very wrong And while I m sure this book attracts adherents because it s real or whatever I can t say the book held much of my interest Maybe The Basketball Diaries is one of those titles that when first published 1978 was considered cautionary and groundbreaking but needs too much license and contextualization in 2011 For example, these passages are supposedly Carroll s authentic although edited teenage diary transcripts If this is so, well done, high school Jim Carroll, you get an A , young man But I think there s a reason that not many teenage authors get published and, honestly, it s because teenagers write like teenagers You can t blame them They re teenagers Also, the whole did a lot of heroin and now I m becoming an addict arc felt very Go Ask Alice published in 1971 but filtered through the lens of a NY hipster Ok, you did heroin And then you did heroin again Oh, and you did heroin a third day, and pretty soon, you spent all day chasing heroin Page after page of heroin chasing gets boring So while maybe The Basketball Diaries has some historical value as a document of aberrant behavior in early seventies NY, the endless I did drugs I had sex I cut school I played basketball stoned messages gets tiresome I m not sure of the point, even if the passages read quickly and Carroll s writing, even as a high school kid, is smooth and natural.Maybe I m jealous because, if this book is accurate, Jim Carroll hadsex by age sixteen than I did in my teenage years X 20 I m not sorry I read The Basketball Diaries but I wasn t impressed, either William Burroughs and Irvine Welsh wrote my favorite books about junk addiction I love Naked Lunch and I love Trainspotting.I don t think of Jim Carroll when I consider those two writers Because I don t think of Jim Carroll as a writer.I don t think of The Basketball Diaries when I consider those two novels Because The Basketball Diaries isn t fiction.Jim Carroll was a prodigy diarist and The Basketball Diaries is a personal journal of his addiction The power of the words comes not William Burroughs and Irvine Welsh wrote my favorite books about junk addiction I love Naked Lunch and I love Trainspotting.I don t think of Jim Carroll when I consider those two writers Because I don t think of Jim Carroll as a writer.I don t think of The Basketball Diaries when I consider those two novels Because The Basketball Diaries isn t fiction.Jim Carroll was a prodigy diarist and The Basketball Diaries is a personal journal of his addiction The power of the words comes not from his creativity but from his fearless account of the truth He relates the depths of his personal depravity He confesses to his crimes and sexual servitude He becomes a beat poet of the real, chanting and shaking to conjure.The Dicaprio movie isn t bad But the true spiritual film adaption of this book for me is Kids Now that might seem strange Because Kids is not about heroin at all But it has the same sense of kids acting like adults in an urban world with no boundaries.Carac I don t really remember a thing about this book except that I really did like it at the time that I read it, around age fourteen When the movie came out I cut school and drank some cough syrup or something and went to go see the matinee by myself This was in Leonardo DiCaprio s fleeting, long past early nineties moment of hotness, and in the movie which was bad he looked gorgeous and lanky leaping around on the basketball court in his Catholic schoolboy uniform dammmmmmn Whew Leo, o I don t really remember a thing about this book except that I really did like it at the time that I read it, around age fourteen When the movie came out I cut school and drank some cough syrup or something and went to go see the matinee by myself This was in Leonardo DiCaprio s fleeting, long past early nineties moment of hotness, and in the movie which was bad he looked gorgeous and lanky leaping around on the basketball court in his Catholic schoolboy uniform dammmmmmn Whew Leo, oh, Leo where did you go wrong But I do remember his junkie scenes being really corny and dumb And that s about all I remember, oh and then something about swimming in the East River, which is gross well in retrospect, maybe it s the Hudson I also remember that when they want to get codeine cough syrup, they have to sign for it at the pharmacy, but they don t need a prescription or anything like that, they write fake names and the guy just gives it to them, even though they re only like thirteen or whatever Young Jessica was like, GOD, was I born too late Anyway, I d be interested to go back and reread this and see if it s still good I m really fascinated by my own adolescent fascination with substance abuse and general nihilistic fucked uppedness, which is something I ve finally realized not everyone has, and which I have only fairly recently and okay, not completely grown out of I definitely think of this book as being a romantic period piece, and I love the mix of old school New York, high school basketball, and hard drugs, a mythology of urban kids out on the street, this boy running around scribbling in his notebook As a prolific adolescent diarist, I m sure I was thrilled by and envious of Carroll s anti glamour glamour, and wished I hadshocking stuff to write in my own notebook I sort of remember this book being inspiring in that way, which I still appreciate when reading what someone else has written pushes you to document your own life, though I remember as a kid the frustration that my own life was too dull and tame to be worth recording.I would like to revisit this book at some point, though I m sure it won t be magical the way this stuff was for a kid Isn t it funny how uncool drugs start to seem when you get a bit older and actually see them devastate people s lives I don t know what it is about kids or at least some kids, or okay, I ll speak for myself me as a kid that they we find this kind of danger and devastation so compelling I guess it s the obvious teenage thirst for knowledge and rebellion, and maybe also the fact that drugs and disease don t make you ugly until you re an adult You totally don t believe in Hep C when you re a kid, and maybe you do believe in dying from an overdose, but , again, for its ability to immortalize you and make your band cool forever, not as a literal thing.I will add as a post script that People Who Died is one of my all time favorite running songs, and arguably one of the best of ALL songs I have no idea how The Basketball Diaries holds up, but that song will definitely live on forever Anyway, R.I.P Jim Carroll Thanks to Tosh Berman, I just found out that he d died earlier this month I remember being surprised and a bit guiltily disappointed as a kid when I found out that Carroll was still alive and living in New York It was the same thing as when I d learned Lou Reed was still alive teenagers are such heartless little bitches Anyway, the Times article about Carroll was pretty moving and tragic I think his life illustrates in a lot of ways the teenage perspective that ideal of going out blazing, and not getting any older Getting older is difficult, and dying s very sad When you wait longer to do it, you lose the sexiness of those who die young and stay pretty I guess that s an adolescent attitude, but it s not irrational I am very glad I lived past youth, and also, of course, that Carroll did too But I will say adult life does lose some of its glitter, especially the gritty shit, which when it s stripped down by time can just look depressing Maybe that s what the kid fetish for the dark side is really about coming out of childhood and realizing how fucked up the world is, then trying to make sense of that by seeing these things as poetic and alluring I think that s what this book did for me way back when I read it And I ll admit I sort miss that, even though it s really stupid When you see things that are ugly as just being ugly, your world s percentage of ugliness really does shoot up Some bold lines Visceral and vivid, striking Perhaps I should have read this when I was a bit younger, but I still enjoyed it now Strong writing. Carroll s diary chronicles his teenage years of drug addiction in New York City during the mid 1960s He tells the reader candidly about his addictions to glue, codeine and heroin, what he did to get it and all the sex he had along the way Most importantly, Carroll established a consistent tone and voice full of sardonic wit and he never flinched at revealing his life at the time For better or worse most assuredly worse Carroll has the guts to expose his ugly self to the reader and holds n Carroll s diary chronicles his teenage years of drug addiction in New York City during the mid 1960s He tells the reader candidly about his addictions to glue, codeine and heroin, what he did to get it and all the sex he had along the way Most importantly, Carroll established a consistent tone and voice full of sardonic wit and he never flinched at revealing his life at the time For better or worse most assuredly worse Carroll has the guts to expose his ugly self to the reader and holds no punches because he is a man who has accepted his weak and dark self This makes him one hell of a strong individual in my mind since he had the guts to face himself head on This is a very brave work to say the very least.In regard to voice, Carrol s delivery is poetic as well as manic As if he has little time to tell the tale, Carroll delivers it quickly and sharply Needless to say, there is no fluff here and there is certainly no slow going The language is also bold and colloquial, adding to the youthful New York aesthetic, helping to paint an even clearer picture of Carroll s world for the reader He reveals a sort of underbelly, showing the reader that drug usage wasn t just for the college aged Hippie set, but could reach into jacket and tie wearing, teenage Catholic boys.If this had been a smoothed out reflection of his past, the book would have failed miserably By keeping the work youth based and in the moment, the narrative has verve and a sincerity that would have been lost I m so glad Carroll didn t use his teenage writings as a source to look back into his past, but presented them as then and there.Carroll makes no apologies for himself or the situations he had gotten himself into The book gets dark and claustrophobic, and he never lets us come up for air He keeps us in his moment regardless of all its ugliness, leaving us to make our own judgments The book where I felt transported to a place so different than the world I knew Still my favorite.And now for some recommendation riffage at TNBBC s The Next Best Book Blog The book where I felt transported to a place so different than the world I knew Still my favorite.And now for some recommendation riffage at TNBBC s The Next Best Book Blog (Kindle) ⚠ Jim entra nel campo di basket í A soli tredici anni, Jim Carroll scrive meglio dellper cento degli autori di romanzi attualmente in attivit Questo il parere che Jack Kerouac espresse alla prima lettura delle pagine di diario da cui nasce Jim entra nel campo di basket un memoir che all epoca della sua pubblicazione, nel , fece immediatamente scalpore e che da allora sempre rimasto un libro di culto per gli amanti delle fi gure letterarie pi irregolari e ribelli Nelne stato tratto un film Ritorno dal nulla , in cui Carroll era interpretato da Leonardo DiCaprio il racconto di un adolescenza newyorkese fra l autunno dele l estate del , fatta in minima parte della normalit delle aule scolastiche e dei campetti di basket, ma nutrita soprattutto di scorribande per le strade, sperimentazioni con l eroina e l LSD, scoperta del sesso, contatti di volta in volta illuminanti o violenti con l umanit pi varia preti, spacciatori, poliziotti, tossici, pervertiti, attivisti marxisti e piccoli campioni di pallacanestro il tutto raccontato con la vitalit trascinante e l ironia sferzante del miglior punk If I had to chose one book as my favorite of all time, it would be The Basketball Diaries I ve basically lost track of the number of times I have reread it.The fact that the book is, in fact, Carroll s diary makes it so muchreal His experiences aren t censored and modified Instead, you are given an intimate and raw look into a portion of Carroll s teenage years and his struggles with substance abuse, as well as just growing up, in 1960 s New York City.