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Stories from Dennis Driscoll

Dennis Driscoll grew up in Inwood, a neighborhood in upper manhattan, during the period Jim Carroll writes about in The Basketball Diaries. Many of the characters in The Basketball Diaries were Dennis's friends and they appear in his stories.

First Shot

Sour Grapes

Fun with Acid

Denny's O.D.


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