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Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

There are countless Pimp courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Pimp: The Story of My Life (2011)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAn immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp is the classic hustler’s tale that never seems to go out of style.Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical novel sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Groundbreaking for its authentic and oft-brutal account of the sex trade, the book offers readers 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…
Author(s): Iceberg Slim

2. Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim (2009-02-05) (1800)

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Author(s): Iceberg Slim;

3. The Happy Hooker: My Own Story (1972)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfShe appeared on TV, in Time Magazine, she was front page news coast to coast. She’s franke and controverial! She’s the Happy hooker and she tells you all about it….
Author(s): Xaviera Hollander

4. “Pimp God”: What your mom should have told you!! (2016)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhat if I told you the whole world is based on Pimping..? From Business Owners (of all types) to Employees… Everything in this society is based on PIMPING. Therefore, pimping by definition is all about OWNERSHIP. On the flip side, hoeing is all about SERVITUDE. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to UNDERSTAND this. You just have to use your common sense. Anyone who sets out to OWN instead of SERVE, is setting out to be a PIMP. In all relationships, the same dynamic exists. Someone (he or her) is going to be the BOSS. Any man who says “we rule the home together” is lying to…
Author(s): Warren B.

5. Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story (2015)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA pioneer in the South’s quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad “Pimp C” Butler’s controversial life – and suspicious death in 2007 – left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired by his group UGK’s music. Sweet Jones pays tribute to the extremely talented – yet bipolar and complex – musician who embodied the Southern dream. Written by the founder and Editor-in-Chief of esteemed Southern rap publication…
Author(s): Julia Beverly

6. Trick Baby (2011)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe author that brought black literature to the streets is back. Weaving stories of deceit, sex, humor and race Iceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp, brings us the story of a hustler who doesn’t just play the con game, he transforms it. Iceberg Slim’s story is now depicted in a major motion picture distributed worldwide. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp shows Slim’s transformation from pimp to the author of 7 classic books.This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in south side Chicago where the only characters are those who con…
Author(s): Iceberg Slim

7. The Pimp’s Bible: The Sweet Science of Sin (2001)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThese stories are as real as they come, they ain t no joking matter. It s a rude awakening to life, or an existence in the underworld- life underground another world, one of money, sex and drugs. This is life on the streets of a big segregated city-the South side of Chicago. Bilbo knows it, for he has lived it, especially after being crowned, and given the title: KING OF THE PIMPS. He ran these streets for over fifty (50) years, and now he breaks the street code, and opens up the closet doors, and thus reveals the hidden and dready secrets behind the world of pimps, prostitutes, and other notorious street players….
Author(s): Alfred Bilbo Gholson

8. Long White Con: The Biggest Score of His Life (2012)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp and Trick Baby, brings us yet another riveting classic. Continuing the saga, Long White Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen. Iceberg Slim’s story is now depicted in a major motion picture distributed worldwide. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp shows Slim’s transformation from pimp to the author of 7 classic books.Picking up where Trick Baby left off we dive into the world of Johnny O’Brien, better known as White Folks. After learning to use his fair skin to his advantage to rise to…
Author(s): Iceberg Slim

9. Iceberg Slim: The Biography of a Pimp (2018)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRobert Beck, better known as Iceberg Slim, was an American pimp who subsequently became an influential author among a primarily African-American readership. Beck’s novels were adapted into movies, and the imagery and tone of Beck’s fiction have been acknowledged as an influence by several gangsta rap musicians, including Ice T and Ice Cube, whose names are homages to Beck….
Author(s): Dennis Smith

10. Pimp (Max and Angela) (2016)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDEALING… PRODUCING…    ALL IN A DAY’S WORK FOR A DRUGLORD.        OR IN HOLLYWOOD.Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come by, especially with both the cops and your…
Author(s): Ken Bruen, Jason Starr

11. Pimp My Airship: A Naptown by Airship Novel (2019)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAll the poet called Sleepy wants to do is spit his verses, smoke chiba, and stay off the COP’s radar—all of which becomes impossible once he encounters a professional protestor known as (120 Degrees of) Knowledge Allah. They soon find themselves on the wrong side of local authorities and have to elude the powers that be.When young heiress Sophine Jefferson’s father is murdered, the careful life she’d been constructing for herself tumbles around her. She’s quickly drawn into a web of intrigue, politics and airships, joining with Sleepy and Knowledge Allah in a fight…
Author(s): Maurice Broaddus

12. The Afrofuturism Cyclicality of Past, Present, and Future in Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (2018)

 Best Pimp Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn December of 2015, President Barack Obama told People Magazine that his favorite song of the year was Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost”. The track, a self-revelatory story in which Kendrick Lamar comes across a homeless man at a gas station who begs for money, alludes to the parable in Matthew 25:40 in which Jesus decides who he will take to Heaven. Kendrick’s faith and Christian fortitude are tested, as he refuses to give the homeless man money because he thinks the man is a drug addict. However, the end of the track reveals the homeless man to be God in disguise and the plea for charity a test that…
Author(s): Jack J Nielsen

Best Pimp Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some pimp books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Pimp Guide: Secrets of Mind Manipulation (The Pimp Game Book 2)

Author(s): Mickey Royal
Publisher: Unknown, Year: 2020, Size: 253 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2736221

Pimped: The Shocking True Story of the Girl Sold for Sex by Her Best Friend

Author(s): Samantha Owens
Publisher: John Blake, Year: 2019, Size: 480 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2369280

The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth

Author(s): Julie Bindel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411692

Raised in Pimp City: The Uncut Truth About Domestic Human Sex Trafficking

Author(s): King, Armand
Publisher: Ariginal One Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 2521677

Data Visualization and Exploration with R A Practical Guide to Using R RStudio and Tidyverse for Data Visualization Exploration and Data Science Applications

Author(s): Eric Pimpler
Publisher: Geospatial Training Services, Year: 2018, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2269102

Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry

Author(s): Chris Bruckert, Colette Parent
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2270117

Third Party Sex Work and Pimps in the Age of Anti-trafficking

Author(s): Amber Horning, Anthony Marcus (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676503

Ghettos, tramps, and welfare queens : down & out on the silver screen

Author(s): Pimpare, Stephen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1703991

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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