Pimp: The Story Of My Life

Iceberg Slim, introduction by Irvine Welsh
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The perennial cult classic, introduced by Irvine Welsh.

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.

Author bio:

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.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781786896124
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: November 2019
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: True crime

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