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Pimp: The Story Of My Life By Iceberg Slim

Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim

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Summary

The perennial cult classic, introduced by Irvine Welsh

Pimp: The Story Of My Life Summary

Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim

In this astonishing account, Iceberg Slim reveals the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, sounds, fears and petty triumphs of his world. A legendary figure of the Chicago underworld, this is his story: from defending his mother against the men in their lives to becoming a giant of the streets.

A seething tale of brutality, cunning and greed, Pimp is a harrowing portrait of life on the wrong side of the tracks, and a rich warning from a true survivor.

Pimp: The Story Of My Life Reviews

Slim belongs to the knuckle-duster-in-the-face school of storytelling * * Sunday Times * *
Slim always told it as it was, without compromise -- IRVINE WELSH
Pimp is hot and frantic, a remarkable tour de force of carnality and violence * * The Times * *
This brutally honest memoir . . . is as shocking today as ever. A precursor of forty years of black-street culture, this is uncompromising and harrowing, but a landmark book nonetheless * * Big Issue * *
Iceberg Slim does for the pimp what Jean Genet did for the thief * * Washington Post * *
Pimp is an eye-boggling netherworld documentary, a tear-arse tale of ferocious emotion, expressed through action * * Q magazine * *
Iceberg Slim always kept it real. It is blatant, uncompromising, and as close to the truth as you can get without going there yourself -- Ice-T

About Iceberg Slim

Robert Beck, who used the moniker Iceberg Slim, was a major-league pimp during the '40s and '50s. He decided to leave the pimping game having served his third and final stretch in jail. He moved to Los Angeles where he straightened out and began a career as a writer. Pimp was originally published in 1967.

Additional information

GOR010759219
9781786896124
1786896125
Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2019-10-03
304
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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