"What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets"
Just finished the audio book version of Iceberg Slim's classic "Pimp"
All I can say for now is WOW. This a roller coaster ride through the lives and times of one of the original OGs.
I encourage everyone to attempt to read this book. A warning, it's not for the faint of heart or the easily offended as the book revolves around the exploitation of women. I would go from laughing to throwing up in my mouth in the course of a chapter.
Underlying the whole book there is a philosophy theme that can be utilized.
“Always remember whether you be a sucker or hustler in the world out there, you’ve got that vital edge if you iron-clad your feelings. I picture the human mind as a movie screen. If you’re a dopey sucker, you’ll just sit and watch all kinds of mind-wrecking, damn fool movies on that screen. Son, there is no reason except a stupid one for anybody to project on that screen anything that will worry him or dull that vital edge. After all, we are the absolute bosses of that whole theatre and show in our minds. We even write the script. So always write positive, dynamic scripts and show only the best movies for you on that screen whether you are a pimp or priest.”
I suggest the audio version with Cary Hite as narrator. Cary delivers an amazing performance that will ease you into the slang ridden stories of Iceberg.