Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim
Iceberg Slim is the name Robert Beck used in the ghetto. He was a pimp and this is his story, told without bitterness and with no pretence at moralizing - the smells, the sounds, the fears, the petty triumphs in the world of the pimp. He was young, ambitious and blessed with a superior IQ. He lived the Game for 25 years of his life, knocking out prostitutes, building up stables, losing himself on scag, proving himself to be the biggest mack in Chicago. It was a life of ups and downs, and to succeed you had to be utterly ruthless. Few survived - Iceberg did. Robert Beck is the author of "Trick Baby", "Death Wish", "Mama Black Widow" and "Airtight Willie".