The Story of My Life

Paperback - 2011
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"[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.
Publisher: [United States] : Cash Money Content, 2011.
Edition: Trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451617139
Branch Call Number: B ICEBERG SLIM
PS3552.E25 Z52 2011
Characteristics: xii, 302 p. ; 21 cm.


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Apr 27, 2015

A fascinating book. Brought back some childhood memories of east 11th street before gentrification washed it all away. After reading the book, I realized all the material things Iceberg (Robert Beck) managed to acquire could've been had working a full time 40hr a week job without fear. At the end of his days, he STILL had nothing material to cling to. Just as before he made his life decision.

nutty7688 Sep 26, 2011

OMG this was good, I can't say that the language was understandable, but after awhile I got the hang of it.


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