Los Angeles: Holloway, (1967). First edition. Wraps. 12mo. Mass market paperback. Original pictorial wraps. Good. Spine creased, with a lean. Creasing, edgewear overall. Pages toned. Off-condition, but sound and presentable. 312pp. plus ads. Good. Item #22863
First printing of this almost entirely fictionalized "memoir" from Iceberg Slim, published in the wake of the success of his classic PIMP. Frequently cited as an important influence on gangsta rap, Slim's work (he would go on to a long writing career, publishing a string of novels in a similar vein) affected realms far beyond hip-hop: from novelists Walter Mosley and Donald Goines to the comedians Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle. "Iceberg Slim did for the pimp what Jean Genet did for the homosexual and thief and William Burroughs did for the junkie: he articulated the thoughts and feelings of someone who had been there" — Irvine Welsh.