The Story of My Life

Book - 2011
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This is the story of Iceberg Slim's life, as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. A trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale. The dangers of jail, addiction and death that are still all too familiar.
Publisher: [United States] :, Cash Money Content,, 2011.
Edition: Trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781451617139
Branch Call Number: 813.54 I15I
Characteristics: xii, 302 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 31, 2020

The "Ulysses" of pimp autobiographies. A huge influence on hip-hop culture.

Feb 17, 2019

I found it fascinating. It's a sad depraved tale mostly but it does give insight into human nature. Iceberg is mostly a jaded manipulative parasitic dude but not totally without redeemable qualities.

TechLibrarian Oct 30, 2018

I picked this up after a coworker gave a really compelling recommendation. It was very compelling, I found myself feeling sad and outraged within minutes of starting to read. The writing itself was fresh and honest. This took me outside of my comfort zone, and while I didn't read it cover to cover, I would still recommend it to other hip hop heads!

Apr 27, 2015

A fascinating book. Brought back some childhood memories of east 11th street before gentrification washed it all away. After reading the book, I realized all the material things Iceberg (Robert Beck) managed to acquire could've been had working a full time 40hr a week job without fear. At the end of his days, he STILL had nothing material to cling to. Just as before he made his life decision.

nutty7688 Sep 26, 2011

OMG this was good, I can't say that the language was understandable, but after awhile I got the hang of it.


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