Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973 by Jim CarrollForced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973 by Jim Carroll

Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973

byJim Carroll

Paperback | July 7, 1987

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The sensational sequel to the bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries

During the early 1970s, Jim Carroll was a young and rising star in the crazy and creative downtown scene in New York City. He worked at the Factory for Andy Warhol and discussed art, literature, and the cosmos with Robert Smithson, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan. He spent nights at Max’s Kansas City, listening to the Velvet Underground. And he did far too many drugs -- until his survival instinct impelled him to leave New York for a Northern California retreat.

Intimate and revealing, the episodes in Forced Entries, Carroll’s diaries from that period, provide a sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening glimpse of people who tested the limits of life and sanity.

"Forced Entries captures the early-seventies period in New York better than anything I’ve read in a long time." -- William S. Burroughs
Jim Carroll’s bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll’s work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973. As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken w...
Title:Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.74 × 5.08 × 0.49 inPublished:July 7, 1987Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140085025

ISBN - 13:9780140085020

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mediocre Second Collection Having read The Basketball Diaries (and having loved it) I decided to track down the sequel to Carroll's first journal. Carroll continues to graphically recall his experiences as a drug addict and poet in the 1970s. His writing seems too polished in this book and he seems to drop names in an effort to make the story more worthwhile. I understand that this is his life story, but this second volume pales in comparison to his explosive first book.
Date published: 2008-08-24

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The illuminating, shocking, humorous diary that tells all about the sex, the drugs and the atmosphere of New York in the late '60s and early '70s. A supremely entertaining book that will expand the legion of Carroll's fans.