This hugely influential classic of urban literature feels as current as today’s headlines and hits the reader like a punch to the gut. Iceberg Slim’s memoir minces no words. The son of a naïve, yet conniving, mother, Slim survived a traumatic childhood bouncing between Midwestern cities, from one form of abuse to another. He grew up addicted to heroin and cocaine, hanging with hustlers with names like “Party Time,” and plying his trade as an up-and-coming pimp. The hookers, the money, the threads, the drugs, the violence, the flashy Caddies…this memoir has all the elements that have been glamorized by the entertainment industry, but Slim makes clear the hellish toll that the pimp life took on his life, his health, his soul.
Hardcover Book : pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc ( May 10, 2011 )
Item #: 13-402532
Product Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.0 x 0.721inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I've always been a fan of Ice Berg Slim's so, of course, this book was great. His story is interesting and it serves as a reminder of street life - even back in the day.
I read this book back in the 80's did not fully understand most of what i was reading then, but now it seems like it is apart of everyday living, this is a great book and should be on every shelf. this is real pimpin well done.