In this book I will take you, the reader, with me into the secret inner world of the pimp. I will lay bare my life and thoughts as a pimp. The account of my brutality and cunning as a pimp will fill many of you with revulsion, however, if one intelligent, valuable young man or woman can be saved from the destructive slime; then the displeasure I have given will have been outweighed by that individualâ€™s use of his potential in a socially constructive manner.
I regret that it is impossible to recount to you all of my experiences as a pimp. Unfortunately, it would require the combined pages of a half-dozen books. Perhaps my remorse for my ghastly life will diminish to the degree that within this one book I have been allowed to purge myself. Perhaps one day I can win respect as a constructive human being. Most of all I wish to become a decent example for my children and for that wonderful woman in the grave, my mother.
Â© 1987 Iceberg Slim
Robert Beck, aka Iceberg Slim, with daughters Camille, 22, Melody, 19, and Misty Beck, 16. http://rollingout.com/entertainment/jay-z-ice-ts-mentor-iceberg-slims-pimp-autobiography-re-released-by-cash-money
Robert Beck (August 4, 1918 â€“ April 28, 1992), also known as Iceberg Slim, was a reformed pimp and American author of urban fiction.
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Moral of the story
It is simple and easy.
There is a popular idea that yours truly as the author of this post has heard throughout my life, which is that life itself is a bitch, to which my response is always that it is the exact reason why God invented Pimps, in order to keep it/her moving in the right direction.
From one perspective, the book entitled PIMP The Story Of My Life, by Iceberg Slim, could be seen and understood as a story about a man that wrote a story about his life as a Pimp, and from yet another different perspective to consider, it could be seen and understood as a story about a man and his decision to PIMP the story of his life.