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  • Michael W. Rickard II

Iceberg Slim’s “Pimp”: The Original Gangster’s Timeless Tell-All is a Riveting Read

Copyright 2020 by Michael W. Rickard II

I am thrilled to announce I am writing over at Pro Sports Extra, a site with a great variety of topics and with some of the best writers online. This is a tremendous honor and while I'll still be writing here, please check out my work there as well.

It’s not too often that you get a realistic look at the lifestyle of the pimp. If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, what does that mean for the person who runs the streets, collecting money from prostitutes, and making sure they maximize their hustle? Of course, I’m talking about the pimp, an instantly recognizable figure who is the subject of much myth. Thanks to Iceberg Slim’s classic memoir, Pimp, people have a chance to see the life of a pimp, (genital) warts and all. It’s a brutal (and brutally honest) depiction of how a person can dehumanize others in an effort to become wealthy and respected as the best in their game.

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