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Pimp - by Iceberg Slim (Paperback)

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About the Book



Iceberg Slim, aka Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age 18. He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping until he was 42.



Book Synopsis



"[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I've ever heard in my life." --Dave Chappelle, from his Netflix special The Bird Revelation

An immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp is the classic hustler's tale that never seems to go out of style.

Iceberg Slim's autobiographical novel sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Groundbreaking for its authentic and oft-brutal account of the sex trade, the book offers readers an unforgettable look at the mores of Chicago's street life during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In the preface, Slim says it best, "In this book, I will take you, the reader, with me into the secret inner world of the pimp." With millions of copies sold, Pimp has become vital reading across generations of writers, entertainers and filmmakers alike, making it a timeless piece of American literature.



Review Quotes




"ESSENTIAL READING" --Irvine Welsch for The Guardian

"ICEBERG SLIM WAS THE GODFATHER OF A GENRE." --K'wan, #1 Essence Best-selling author

"ICEBERG, SLIM BABY RIDE RIMS" --Jay-Z lyrics to "So Ghetto"

"ONE OF THE GREATEST BLACK WRITERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY." --Ice-T

"THE BEST KNOWN PIMP OF OUR TIME"--Hollie West for The Washington Post



About the Author



Iceberg Slim, aka Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping until he was forty-two. After several stints in jail, culminating in a ten month stay in Cook County, he decided to give up the life and turned to writing. With a family to feed, Slim folded his life into the pages of Pimp, which emerged as a definitive chronicle of street life. Slim was catapulted into the public eye as a new American hero, known for speaking the truth whether that truth was ugly, sexy, rude or blunt. He published six more books based on his life and different aspects of the ghetto black, pimp community. Slim died at age 73 in 1992; one day before the Los Angeles riots.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Cash Money Content
Format: Paperback
Author: Iceberg Slim
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2011
TCIN: 13362639
UPC: 9781451617139
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-4248
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

Neljace

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Neljace - 1 year ago
Good read based on a true story
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Definetely not self help

5 out of 5 stars
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VJCook - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
it is an amazing book about the life and thought process of a former pimp.
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