Pimp: The Story Of My Life (Canons)

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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

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 Published On: 2009-03-02

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-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.

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.

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