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Pimp: The Story of My Life Summary
Iceberg Slim

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Pimp: The Story of My Life Summary

Plot Summary

In his book Pimp: The Story of My Life, Iceberg Slim recounts his personal autobiography as a intellectually-gifted teenager growing up in the world before desegregation. Through various events in his life, he ultimately becomes a pimp in between jail stints.

Ultimately, Slim's novel is a book about the choices a black man has in the world before desegregation. He recounts his childhood and the choices he made that led him to become a pimp at the age of nineteen, after a stint in jail. Originally, Slim is little more than a con man in the streets, but after learning and listening from the other men in the jail who used to be pimps, he is enticed and decides to take on that lifestyle for his own.

As soon as Slim is born, he has problems. As an infant, his father becomes enraged and slams his body against...

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