Pimp: The Story of My Life. Iceberg Slim, Robert Beck, Wanda Coleman, Inscribee.
Pimp: The Story of My Life
Pimp: The Story of My Life
Pimp: The Story of My Life
Pimp: The Story of My Life
Pimp: The Story of My Life

Pimp: The Story of My Life

New York: Holloway House, 1973.

Inscribed to poet Wanda Coleman on first blank page, "My warmest sentiments to a lovely lady, Wanda Coleman" and signed "R. Beck (Iceberg Slim) 11/19/73." An About Very Good copy with corner crease to front cover, slight staining to wraps, pages toned with age.

A truly great association between two very different African-American authors: Beck-- best-known for this down-and-dirty cult classic memoir-- and Coleman, who would be called "the unofficial poet laureate of Los Angeles," much of her work published by Black Sparrow Press. Their paths met via Players magazine, a Black competitor of Playboy launched at the height of Blaxploitation era by Beck's publisher: the inventive, unscrupulous Holloway House. Coleman was the editor of Players, Beck a contributor.

Books signed by Beck are quite scarce. Over time his reputation as a writer has grown steadily and with the recent biography Street Poison he appears to have finally achieved mainstream literary recognition. Item #180723002

Price: $3,500.00