Pimp - Iceberg Slim


By Iceberg Slim

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 605 Ratings


“[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.


  • Awesome read

    By Ronnie_ByNature
    One of the best books I’ve ever read.
  • Starting new

    By Mr.FHYF
    I’m starting to get back into reading and this was a great start to my new journey in life more to be bought!!!
  • Mike v

    By mokev123
  • Historic yet relevant.

    By 5pbmqa
    Informative and paints a detailed picture of the unsettling underworld Negros were forced to embrace in order to prosper.
  • Just Pure Amazing!!!!

    By Robertson Fam
    I’ve read many books, this one , this one! Stands way OUT!
  • Great book

    By Sugga G
    Its really a great book if you aren't focusing on the word for word. The are concepts about people and development that are clear and precise. Biggest thesis in the book is about Henry and his relationship, dads
  • Good Read

    By ZoShepherd
    The excitement is crazy in this book.
  • Eye-opening

    By MattCardJack
    An amazing story, well told. Provided insight and perspective into a little understood world. Very thought provoking.
  • Great story of redemption!

    By Blhessedwun
    This book took me into a world that I have never experienced, but was always curious about how it all worked. Iceberg Slim described his life, which showed how he got his start as a Pimp, but he did not glorify it, in fact, he basically advised against this way of life. He did a great job of walking the reader through his thought process, and how he left that life and found fulfillment. I will be reading the rest of his books.
  • Tight book

    By Mr bojangles Stl
    This was a good book and it shows how a pimp went through some tough times. Pimpin is alive and well even in these times, tricks love these tramps and will do anything for some flap.