The product of a working-class background, Carroll was born and raised in New York City.
When James Dennis Carroll — enrolled at Wagner College inhe had already achieved an unusual degree of notoriety. Covering his teen years in New York from tothey were published in part in The Paris Review inand in book form in In the s, he took a turn as punk rock star, leading the Jim Carroll Band and releasing three influential albums.
But back inon the cusp of a life of fame and influence, Carroll signed up for the standard lineup of freshman courses at Wagner College — English, French, psych, art history, phys ed.
He completed none of them. In search of more information, Wagner Magazine contacted Cassie Carter, the eloquent webmaster of catholicboy. She reached out to Robert Catenaccio, whose friendship with Jim Carroll dates back to their days at Trinity School in Manhattan, where Carroll lived the double life portrayed in The Basketball Diaries: Maybe someone had checked him out, or remembered who he used to be.
A few weeks later, he left school for good. She contributed the following personal memoir of Jim Carroll at Wagner. He only bear hugged me a couple of times before we went back to the mixer.
Jimmy was on one of the basketball teams that played for Wagner. His team played their game first, after which Jimmy joined myself and my friends a couple of times to watch the varsity team play. After classes on a fairly regular basis, Jimmy would just kind of show up and walk me back to the new dorm [i.
Something so nice about those walks. Throughout the semester, I got teased a lot about Jimmy because he was always showing up around me.
I liked him; he was very young and very cute, and I loved his nickname, Jimmy Rabbit. Sometime in December, we had a fairly large misunderstanding, as often happens in life, and after Christmas break, I no longer saw him at school. I only saw him one more time, and that was down at the Jersey Shore the following summer.
However, he left an indelible imprint on my Wagner College experience.
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James Dennis Carroll, conocido como Jim Carroll (Nueva York, 1 de agosto de - 11 de septiembre de ),  fue un escritor, poeta y músico estadounidense, conocido sobre todo por su obra autobiográfica Diario de un rebelde de , que años más tarde sería llevada a la gran pantalla en con Leonardo DiCaprio como protagonista.
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