Pimp - Iceberg Slim

Pimp

By Iceberg Slim

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 314 Ratings

Description

“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation

Pimp sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical novel offered readers a never-before-seen account of the sex trade, and 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.” An immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp would go on to sell millions of copies, with translations throughout the world. And it would have a profound impact upon generations of writers, entertainers, and filmmakers, making it the classic hustler’s tale that never seems to go out of style.

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Reviews

  • Great book

    5
    By Sugga G
    Its really a great book if you aren't focusing on the word for word. The are concepts about people and development that are clear and precise. Biggest thesis in the book is about Henry and his relationship, dads
  • Good Read

    5
    By ZoShepherd
    The excitement is crazy in this book.
  • Eye-opening

    4
    By MattCardJack
    An amazing story, well told. Provided insight and perspective into a little understood world. Very thought provoking.
  • Great story of redemption!

    5
    By Blhessedwun
    This book took me into a world that I have never experienced, but was always curious about how it all worked. Iceberg Slim described his life, which showed how he got his start as a Pimp, but he did not glorify it, in fact, he basically advised against this way of life. He did a great job of walking the reader through his thought process, and how he left that life and found fulfillment. I will be reading the rest of his books.
  • Tight book

    5
    By Mr bojangles Stl
    This was a good book and it shows how a pimp went through some tough times. Pimpin is alive and well even in these times, tricks love these tramps and will do anything for some flap.
  • A great book to find out how women think

    5
    By 2.0 WOLF
    This book was absolutely written. It also gave me a great insight as to how women think. He used to many GED worms, assessment that there are no walls with this book. The beginning is a little confusing but if you buy through it you will not regret.
  • The Don (AKA DJF)

    5
    By Fin is in
    The Most Powerful Book I Ever Read! Lessons On Life! Iceberg Purged His Soul Totally!
  • Grammatical errors

    3
    By B'maculate
    “She bad no idea of the lesbian kick, so naturally she couldn’t know she was a target.” Instead of "She had no idea of the lesbian kick, so..." You understand my drift. Get it fix because I was really debating on whether I should download it on my iPod or go to B&N to pick it up.
  • Pimp

    5
    By Hodgey1978
    Great book
  • Chuuch

    5
    By DaRedMack
    The game is still relevant ...
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