Pimp: The Story Of My Life
Iceberg Slim, 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.
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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