Pimp: The Story of My Life Topics for Discussion

Iceberg Slim
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Iceberg Slim was an influential person to a number of cultural figures in our society. Research and name some people who were influenced by his lifestyle and decisions.

Explain Iceberg's feelings about the segregation between blacks and whites and how these feelings influence his career choices.

Iceberg was born with a high I.Q. level and good looks. Why do you think he chose the illegal profession of being a pimp and what influences and experiences in his life affected that decision?

Name the father figures in Iceberg Slim's life and how each figure contributes to his development.

Explain the relationship between the pimp and whore. In particular, explain the sexism inherent in the professions. Also, how did the War help women at the time redefine their roles as a woman in society?

Many times, Slim has a connection with someone in the new town he moves...

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