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    DescriptionThe ultimate anti-hero, Iceberg Slim, takes you into the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, the sounds, the fears and petty triumphs of his world. A legendary figure of the Chicago underworld, this is his story: from defending his mother against the evil men she brought into 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.


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    Title
    Pimp
    Subtitle
    The Story of My Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Iceberg Slim, Introduction by Irvine Welsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847673329
    ISBN 10: 1847673325
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    DC22: 306.74092
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Illustrations note
    port.
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Roberk Beck, who used the moniker Iceberg Slim, was a major league pimp who enjoyed serious sucess 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.
    Review quote
    * Slim belongs to the knuckle-duster-in-the-face school of storytelling. Sunday Times * Slim always told it as it was, without compromise. -- Irvine Welsh * Pimp is hot and frantic, a remarkable tour de force of carnality and violence. The Times * Iceberg Slim does for the pimp what Jean Genet did for the thief. Washington Post * Pimp is an eye-boggling netherworld documentary, a tear-arse tale of ferocious emotion, expressed through action. Q magazine * Iceberg Slim always kept it real. It is blatant, uncompromising, and as close to the truth as you can get without going there yourself. -- Ice T * This brutally honest memoir...is as shocking today as ever. A precursor of 40 years of black-street culture, this is uncompromising and harrowing, but a landmark book nonetheless. Big Issue 20090302