|Iceberg Slim In All Of His Pimpish Glory|
Back in 1998 I picked up Pimp: The Story Of My Life at the behest of a humorous article in The Source magazine listing books that were essential for anyone embarking on a criminal career. I had heard about Pimp for years, but had never read it. Unlike many other guys I knew, my fascination with the pimp game was casual at best. I always found drug dealers, mobsters and gang-bangers much more intriguing than pimps. For me they had always remained clownish figures of fun. Finally, I decided to educate myself. I bought a copy of Pimp and read from cover to cover.