''Iceberg Slim was the godfather of a genre.'' -- K'wan, #1 Essence bestselling author
''One of the greatest black writers in American history.'' --Ice-T
''Pimp is an eye-boggling netherworld documentary, a (--) tale of ferocious emotion, expressed through action.'' -- Q
''The best-known pimp of our time.'' --Washington Post
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About the Author
Iceberg Slim, also known as Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. 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 forty-two. After several stints in jail he decided to give up the life and turned to writing. Slim folded his life into the pages of seven books based on his life. Catapulted into the public eye, Slim became a new American hero, known for speaking the truth whether that truth was ugly, sexy, rude, or blunt.
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