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Iceberg Slim – Pimp: The Story of My Life

Thanks to Canongate, I have one copy of this book to give away.  You can find out how you can claim it below.

IcebergSlim Iceberg Slim was the moniker adopted by Robert Beck, a major-league pimp during the 1940s and 1950s.  After a third stretch in jail, he decided to leave pimping, moved to Los Angeles, straightened out and started a writing career.  Pimp was originally published in 1967.  This edition includes an introduction by Irvine Welsh.

The back cover says "The ultimate anti-hero, Iceberg Slim takes you into 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 riveting story: from defending his mother against the evil men she brought into their lives to becoming a kingpin 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."

For UK readers only, you have until midnight on Sunday night 08/02/09 to tell me (in the comments) why you'd like to have this book.  Please ensure you use a valid email address.  I will then select the best answer (looking for the most appreciative home for this book).  Reviews on are 10 at 5 stars and 2 at 4 stars.



This entry was posted on February 6, 2009 by in Book News.