Pimp

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 ...

Author: Iceberg Slim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451617143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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“[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.

Pimp

This is the story of Iceberg Slim's life, as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. A trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale. The dangers of jail, addiction and death that are still all too familiar.

Author: Robert Beck

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ISBN: 9780870674174

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Page: 317

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Los Angeles Magazine

It wasn't until a Chicago pimp named Iceberg Slim moved to LA. in the 1960s and
traded the sportin' life for the writin' life that pimps found their literary voice. In
1969, he published his autobiography Pimp: The Story of My Life, and later a ...

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

Vibe

All Hail Jihad, the Mew King of STREET LITERATURE raised Land, and Iceberg
Slims Pimp, Story of my Life has there been a true to life story that compares to
jihad's Street Life. People from hoods all over the country are clamoring to read
his ...

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Page: 236

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Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.

Second Chance

PIMP THE STORY OF MY LIFE BY ICEBERG SLIM AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Iceberg
Slim is the name he used in the black ghetto . His real name is Robert . Beck and
he was a pimp . This is his story , told without bitterness and with no pretense at ...

Author: Jerome Dyson Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780870678349

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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PIMP Reflection of my Life

Not since Robert Beck revealed to the masses the vivid street Realities of a Pimps Life in his book Pimp: The Story of My Life By Iceberg Slim has the entrenching truth behind the lifestyle-termed pimpin been exposed to this degree.

Author: Noble Dee

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477279326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 739

In our society today, although used out their original contexts, the words “Pimp” and “Pimpin” have been embraced whole-heartedly by today’s hip hop generation and frequently used in slang to describe a motif of a newly set standard of flamboyant living. However, in his debut release, Donald Ray Lavan (AKA Noble Dee) provides the true definition of both words, separating the real and the facts from the façade and the fiction of today’s controversial terminology. Best of all, he describes in very minute details, what the Game (Pimpin’) was like for him in his era... the 1960’s to Y2K (The New Millienium). In this tell all non-fiction: Noble Dee illustrates, in a very blaxploitation manner...his personal existence in the game. Not only does he exploit his successes, he also exposes the very grim details of the life; both in tones whereas you the reader... bask in his glory, and share his pains; the pain of possibly regret in the life that he cherished for almost four calendar decades. Wholeheartedly, Noble Dee expresses how his own glorification of the game, indirectly allured his first born daughter into a position to be manipulated and exploited by pimps, just as he had manipulated and exploited so many daughters throughout his 35 years plus career. Not since Robert Beck revealed to the masses the vivid street Realities of a Pimp’s Life in his book “Pimp: The Story of My Life” By Iceberg Slim has the entrenching truth behind the lifestyle-termed pimpin’ been exposed to this degree. Thus, the primary title... “Pimp:...Reflections of My Life”. www.JumpInterstateN.biz

The Black Pimp as a Folk Hero

The Book is an oral tradition of belief in The Life that has been passed down from
player to player from generation to generation . Recently , some of these rules
were published in a widely read best seller , Pimp : The Story of My Life , written ...

Author: Adrienne Lanier Seward

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Obsidian

Under this signature he has published three novels , Trick Baby ( 1967 ) , Pimp
The Story Of My Life ( 1967 ) , and Mama Black Widow ( 1969 ) . He has also
published , as Robert Beck , a volume of essays titled The Naked Soul of Iceberg
Slim ...

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Category: American literature

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Publishers Weekly

The shocking patatas es the Divine et Malcolm X and Martin Luther King : PIMP
the story my life e by ICEBERG SLIM by Robert H deCoy cele 2008 JACK
JOHNSON The BIO Black Fire or moment des TO KILL A BLACK MAN LOUR
LOMA The ...

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Category: American literature

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Joseph McCabe Fighter for Freethought

A statement from the publisher : " This book , by Allison Hardy , a professional
pimp , is shocking , of course , and in ... After meeting Mr. Haldeman - Julius , the
publisher , I was given every cooperation in getting the story of my life down on ...

Author: Isaac Goldberg

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Category: Free thought

Page: 32

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The Journal of African American History

... sensational gender ideals of pimp narratives — both in literature , such as
Iceberg Slim's Pimp : The Story of My Life ( 1969 ) , and in films such as The Mack
( 1973 ) -converged with that of their black nationalist peers . Iceberg Slim's
seminal ...

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American Talk

Max Jones and John Chilton , The Louis Armstrong Story , Little , Brown , 1971 , p
. 56 , give a characteristically restrained ... 33 Robert Beck ( " Iceberg Slim " ) ,
Pimp : The Story of My Life , Holloway House , 1969 . Note that Beck writes of the
 ...

Author: Joey Lee Dillard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Americanisms.

Page: 187

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Traces the derivations and histories of distinctively American words and phrases, showing their beginnings in America's multilingual background, favorite national vices, and serendipitous occupations, and arguing their Western origins and subsequent movement eastward


Reason Or Faith which Shall Prevail

This astonA statement from the publisher : " This book , by Allison Hardy , a
professional pimp , is shocking , of course ... After meeting Mr. Haldeman - Julias
, the publisher , I was given every cooperation in getting the story of my life down
on ...

Author: Joseph McCabe

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Category: Faith

Page: 31

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Home is a Dirty Street

The Professional Pimp is thoughtless , for pimping to him is a full - time
occupation which respects no one . ... In his autobiographical novel , titled , Pimp
, The Story of My Life , Iceberg Slim tells about the tragic and horrendous
experiences ...

Author: Useni Eugene Perkins

Publisher: Chicago : Third World Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This work is a reflection of the author's 16 years of working with Black urban children in Chicago. Perkins explains how systematic oppression prevents urban Black children from achieving their true potential.

Los Angeles Magazine

It wasn't until a Chicago pimp named Iceberg Slim moved to L.A. in the 1960s
and traded the sportin ' life for the writin ' life that pimps found their literary voice .
In 1969 , he published his autobiography , Pimp : The Story of My Life , and later
a ...

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Category: California, Southern

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore

Iceberg Slim is the street name of famed pimp and writer Robert Beck . Beck's first
book , Pimp : The Story of My Life ( 1969 ) , written under the name he earned for
the ability to stay cool in dangerous situations , is a fictionalized memoir ...

Author: Anand Prahlad

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313330353

Category: Social Science

Page: 1557

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Contains over seven hundred entries on African American folklore, including music, art, foodways, spiritual beliefs, and proverbs.

The Hollywood Reporter

... Borys Kit Rob Weiss , an executive producer on HBO ' s “ Entourage , ” has
acquired with producers Mitch Davis , Ryan Drexler and Andrew Left film rights to
Robert “ Iceberg Slim " Beck ' s urban autobiography “ Pimp : The Story of My Life
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Chicago in Story

A Literary History Clarence A. Andrews ... This poorly - written book was
published by a subsidy press and not reviewed . ... He is the author of Pimp , the
Story of My Life ( 1970 ) , Mama Black Widow ( 1969 ) , and The Naked Soul of
Iceberg ...

Author: Clarence A. Andrews

Publisher:

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Category: American literature

Page: 414

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Patterns readings for composition

The data on black subculture is overwhelmingly that of the street life style —
smoking dope, pimping, hustling, and rapping. We have yet to ... Pimp, the Story
of My Life (Iceberg Slim), His Eye is on the Sparrow (Ethel Waters). This is the
world ...

Author: James D. Lester

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780697037121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 399

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