Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pop Culture Obsessions: The Ice Cold Words Of Iceberg Slim

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.