Robert Beck, also known as Iceberg Slim, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. After several stints in jail he decided to give up the life and turned to writing. Slim folded his life into the pages of seven books based on his life, including PIMP, for which he is best known. Catapulted into the public eye, Slim became a new American hero, known for speaking the truth whether that truth was ugly, sexy, rude, or blunt. He died at age 73 in 1992, one day before the Los Angeles riots.
Pimp: The Story of My Life
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