Pimp: The Story of My Life Characters

Iceberg Slim
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The main character of the book, Slim recounts his full autobiography. He is a child growing up in the 1920's and 30's as a Black man in a segregated society. Although blessed with the I.Q. of a genius, Slim ends up living as a pimp and going in and out of jail throughout his life. Since this is a time before desegregation, there are few choices for black men in general and even fewer choices for poor black men. Slim has an opportunity to take advantage of his genius when he is sent to Tuskegee University, but he is kicked out due to bad behavior.

Slim starts out on the street, doing small-time hustles with an associate named Party Time. After doing time in jail, Slim re-enters society determined to become a successful pimp. Desire to live like other...

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