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Pimp

By Iceberg Slim

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 730 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.

Reviews

  • Like any profession

    5
    By kaaaakaaaaa
    This book was a quick read but for sure taught me something and couldn’t keep my mind off of it, I suggest this book to anyone!
  • Pimp

    5
    By Courtney Elijah
    Some of the best word play I’ve come across. Every detail painted a picture that was brilliantly displayed.
  • Page turner

    4
    By Alejandro538
    Good story and depiction of what it was like being a pimp. Sometimes a bit hard to read with all the slang used but good book nonetheless.
  • Life-Changing

    5
    By Ye boi Keurig
    An absolutely raw account of an underworld king. I end up reading this book every summer. Takes a few reads to work out small details you missed, but is never dull. If you’re not sensitive to perverse language, this will give you chills & thrills.
  • Non stop

    5
    By 81G.Leanin
    This book I couldn’t put down. Non stop thrill.
  • Awesome read

    5
    By Ronnie_ByNature
    One of the best books I’ve ever read.
  • Starting new

    5
    By Mr.FHYF
    I’m starting to get back into reading and this was a great start to my new journey in life more to be bought!!!
  • Mike v

    5
    By mokev123
    Amazing
  • Historic yet relevant.

    5
    By 5pbmqa
    Informative and paints a detailed picture of the unsettling underworld Negros were forced to embrace in order to prosper.
  • Just Pure Amazing!!!!

    5
    By Robertson Fam
    I’ve read many books, this one , this one! Stands way OUT!

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