Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg SlimI bought this as an impulse purchase because it was displayed right next to the cash register at Shakespeare & Co. Id seen it in the AK Press catalog before, and that is probably what made me pick it up. Pimp is entertaining in a kind of trashy way. Its a biography about a part of life that many middle class suburban folks like me dont know anything about. I have no idea how truthful the book is, or if it is sensationalism, or maybe even utter bullshit like those confessional books written for priveleged teen fucks such as Jays Journal, or Go Ask Alice. I dont even know why in my mind these books are all linked together in someway, maybe because of the voyeuristic thrill a reader would get? I dont know. They are all cautionary, and in that way they all fail, two of them because they are obviously bullshit, and this one because after reading it Im sure all the good stuff the author got out of being a pimp outweighs the awfulness that followed. I imagine the reader who is setting out to follow in his pimping footsteps would also think he (or she I guess, today girls can be anything they want, even pimps if they want, right?) wouldnt make Mr. Slims mistakes.
The one thing that I did learn from this book, and its a lesson that will stay ingrained in my head for the rest of my life is that even the freakiest bitch dont like to be hit with a wire coat hanger thats been twisted into a metal whip. Even if the woman likes being smacked around, being beaten with the coat hanger will set her straight (straight meaning here spread her legs willingly for you, and then spread them for money which she will then give to you without cheating you of any of it). I will never forget this lesson, and Im sure one day Ill be old and senile, and people I have known for years will come visit me and Ill no idea who they are, and if I have grandchildren I wont know there names, but I will pull them close to me and tell them what to do with freaky bitches who wont do what they are told, and I hope when this day comes my family will find it cute, but they will probably just hate me and wish I was dead.
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Iceberg Slim, also known as Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping until he was After several stints in jail he decided to give up the life and turned to writing, crafting most famously his autobiographical classic, Pimp: The Story of My Life. He died in A blueprint. A bible. This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in South Side Chicago, where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned
Skip to main content. Iceberg Slim. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Iceberg Slim, also known as Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping until he was
Iceberg Slim, who is also known as Robert Beck was born in the year , on 4th August. His adventurous journey of life was reflected in his novels. His first attempt at the age of 43 was enough to be a renowned name in the world of writers. The writer was born in Chicago and spent the childhood in Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Illinois. After that, he returned to Chicago as his mother thought that it was the best option after his father left them.
Beck's novels were adapted into movies, and the imagery and tone of Beck's fiction have been acknowledged as an influence by several gangsta rap musicians, including Ice-T and Ice Cube , whose names are homages to Beck. Robert Maupin was born in Chicago , Illinois. He spent his childhood in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , and Rockford, Illinois , until he returned to Chicago. When his mother was abandoned by his father, she established a beauty shop and worked as a domestic to support both of them in Milwaukee. She earned enough money working in her salon to give her son the privileges of a middle-class life such as a college education, which at that time was difficult for the average person. Slim attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama , but having spent time in the "street culture", he soon began bootlegging and was expelled as a result.