Pimp - Iceberg Slim


By Iceberg Slim

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Black Literature
Score: 4.5
From 927 Ratings


“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation

Pimp sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical novel offered readers a never-before-seen account of the sex trade, and an unforgettable look at the mores of Chicago’s street life during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In the preface, Slim says it best, “In this book, I will take you, the reader, with me into the secret inner world of the pimp.” An immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp would go on to sell millions of copies, with translations throughout the world. And it would have a profound impact upon generations of writers, entertainers, and filmmakers, making it the classic hustler’s tale that never seems to go out of style.


  • Great!

    By chessb87
    Gripping story, with sentimental life lessons.
  • Once a hustler….

    By mtnwriter
    Pay your hard earned money for this book, promise you will feel hustled.
  • The greatest book I’ve read yet

    By E Moneybag$$$
    A proven classic piece of literature. Don’t let the content dissuade you from the true art of this book. Provoking enough to stand up with all the other greatest pieces of literature to be released to the public. Read it and educate yourself.
  • Classic

    By palsmith
    This book is a classic. If you are fortunate to travel in 70s the Midwest you will see the insides of the book. A must read in it came out and still is now in 2020s+. Well written.
  • Great Book

    I found it very interesting how a man with an IQ of 175 got into Pimping. Now a days they called this sex trafficking. Pimps are not to be glorified.
  • He knows how to tell a story!!

    By lew..walker
    amazing book, Slim is a great story teller, its like you get to meet the characters.
  • Amazing!

    Couldn’t put it down once I started..
  • Game & Insight

    By One Tom
    This book will provide you with some of illest game that is to be sold, but it will also provide some of the most intricate literary lines ever written. Read between them, take notes if need be, and allow the insight to fill your noggin.
  • Like any profession

    By kaaaakaaaaa
    This book was a quick read but for sure taught me something and couldn’t keep my mind off of it, I suggest this book to anyone!
  • Pimp

    By Courtney Elijah
    Some of the best word play I’ve come across. Every detail painted a picture that was brilliantly displayed.