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Updated 30 September 2010

The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll

The Petting Zoo - Prep Guide!
Published: November 8, 2010
Jim Carroll
Viking Penguin
Carroll was putting the finishing touches on his first novel, The Petting Zoo, when he passed away in 2009. This "prep guide" is a list of books to whet your appetite and maybe enhance your reading experience when the book is finally published.

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The Basketball Diaries
Published: 1978, 1980, 1987, 1995, 1998
Jim Carroll
Tombouctou (1978); Bantam (1980); Penguin (1987, 1995, 1998); Faber & Faber (1987)
Description: The Basketball Diaries is Carroll's most famous work, his actual diary from the ages of 12 to 15. The book has been released (in English) by four publishers so far and has appeared with six different covers (the 1995 edition is a film tie-in that features Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover). The Tombouctou edition is rare. It has also been translated into several languages.

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Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries, 1971-1973
1987, 1997
By: Jim Carroll
Penguin Books
Description: Forced Entries is sort of a sequel to The Basketball Diaries, picking up at Carroll's 20th birthday.

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