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Pimp: The Story of My Life by [Iceberg Slim]
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Editorial Reviews

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

"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

"ESSENTIAL READING" --Irvine Welsch for The Guardian

About the Author

ICEBERG SLIM (1918-1992), a.k.a. Robert Beck, was born in Chicago and 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, he 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 seventy-three in 1992, one day before the Los Angeles riots. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0043RSK9E
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cash Money Content; Reprint edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 10, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2098 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 322 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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