Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN: 9781786896124 Category:

Pimp: The Story Of My Life

Iceberg Slim, Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN: 9781786896124 Category:
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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.

Publisher Review

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 Pimp is an eye-boggling netherworld documentary, a tear-arse tale of ferocious emotion, expressed through action * * Q magazine * * Iceberg Slim does for the pimp what Jean Genet did for the thief * * Washington Post * * This brutally honest memoir . . . is as shocking today as ever. A precursor of forty years of black-street culture, this is uncompromising and harrowing, but a landmark book nonetheless * * Big Issue * * Pimp is hot and frantic, a remarkable tour de force of carnality and violence * * The Times * * Slim always told it as it was, without compromise -- IRVINE WELSH Slim belongs to the knuckle-duster-in-the-face school of storytelling * * Sunday Times * *

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