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An American author, spoken-word poet and musician, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Basketball Diaries. He published a second memoir, Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973, in 1987.
He was born into a working-class, Irish-American family. In 1963, he earned a scholarship to the prestigious Trinity School in New York City.
How did Jim Carroll die?
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||60 years|
|Birthday||August 1, 1949|
|Death date||September 11, 2009|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
It’s easy to get by on a facade of fancy style, but sooner or later, people are going to see through it. I’m trying to be as honest as possible.Jim Carroll
Poetry can unleash a terrible fear. I suppose it is the fear of possibilities, too many possibilities, each with its own endless set of variations… With basketball, you can correct your own mistakes, immediately and beautifully, in midair.Jim Carroll
I once said a poet has the right to sing as loudly and vocally as he wants to. Most poets should face a rock n’ roll audience for one night to keep them honest.Jim Carroll
Artists have nothing to do with the deranged, vaguely connected actions of a few celebrated nutcases.Jim Carroll
I should have stayed an athlete, body well-tuned, cruising around with my accountant in a Porsche, maroon and chrome.Jim Carroll