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Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp
     

Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp

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by Donald Goines
 

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Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends,

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Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: "First be a man, then be a pimp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482948240
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Goines (1936–1974) was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen novels, which are now recognized as almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

Kevin Kenerly earned a BA at Olivet College. A longtime member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has acted in fifteen seasons, playing dozens of roles. His audiobook credits include Eddie Signwriter and Stephen King's The Running Man.

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Whoreson 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JoeClear More than 1 year ago
The main character is far from perfect, but he is interesting and has a great deal of pride. Pimping isn't easy and this story shows it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cali_sunshine More than 1 year ago
This book definitely took me into this world which was a little harsh to read and swallow. I am very pleased with the writer and ability to draw you into the storyline but it was a very different read for me. I felt as if I can speak about what goes on in the streets having never been in this/these types of environment, although they definitely surrounded...no invaded...where I lived, we were fairly sheltered. Now I can see why. WOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book several times and everytime it's amazing. Donald Goines really challenges the imagination of people who never realized that the stories that take place in his books, really do exist
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a gritty glipse into the underworld of street life...the story is captivating. I read it twice and couldn't put it down both times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Donald Goines, I had only heard of a book called Whoreson being pass along campus 'Job Corps'. I put my name on the waiting list, and did not want to give it back. I was 18yrs. old at the time. This book has left an impression on me. It will make you mad, angry, laugh, cry, have feelings inside your womanly black body that you never thought was inside your soul. This is very well written, whether or not it was based from fiction or truth, you can see these people everyday living in your social circle. OUTSTANDING, NEVER DISAPPOINTING. A word for the wise, never borrow this book from a GOOD friend, for you shall never return it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man has put this book in a real point of view,he tell's it like it is and that is why i have read all but 3 of his books and am looking for those 3 so i can read them.I have never read anything so real in my life.The book Dopefiend will have you scratchin like a dopefiend it's that real.I hope to complete my collection soon,and if you dont have all his books or read all his books,i hope you do. Thanks to the best book I ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was filled with so many emotions feelings ups and downs and TRUTH. Whoreson gives so many emotions to the reader. Goines is an exceptional author. His books leaves me speechless at the end, because you never know how the characters life is going to end. I have read 3 of Donald's books so far and I am eager to read the rest of his 'creations of ghetto realism'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
some time in my life ill want to be like this man when i first read this book my mind was blow back. i was like dame, what a pimp his mom was a vere strong woman yes she was
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whoreson was an excellent book. It was a fast easy read. It took me every bit of 2 days to read this book. The description of the characters were just so real. And ole' Whoreson had the mindsight to get money from all angles necessary. But boy did he have a heart of stone ! Good Book !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was told to read this book by a hustler..I didn't think much about it because I don't live his kind of life..but after reading this book I feel enlightened. I really enjoy Goines' writing flow, his insight and his 'realness'. I couldn't put this book down. It's almost like an instruction manuel on how to be a pimp...what to do what not to do..I would like to thank my hustling friend for 'putting me up on game'..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you intrigued. Goines also added humor to the boy to make it fun while also lettin us know how it really was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Goines is as gritty as it gets. This book gives real insight into the pimp game. It definitely isn't for everybody, but it does explain the game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was great just like all of Donald Goines' books are. It was a great book from the beginning to the end. The characters were well rounded, and the scenery was very descriptive. Once you pick it up , you will not want to put it down until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you going. It's a real page turner and you won't to put it down. Whoreson Jones is like someone we all know. It's a great book read and write a review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MAN I TELL YOU THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT WHORESON IS OFF THE HOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whoreson was an excellent read. But if you want a real taste of the street life read PIMP by ICE BERG SLIM
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS THE FIRST BOOK THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE OF READING FROM THIS AUTHOR. A FRIEND AT WORK GAVE IT TO ME TO READ. WHAT A JOY I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. I FOUND MYSELF IN THE BATHROOM AT WORK TRYING TO FINISH THIS BOOK. WHORESON, TONY, NEW YORK, ETC ALL THE CHARACTERS WHERE SO LIFE LIKE. I ENJOYED EVERY TWIST AND TURN THAT MR. GOINES LEAD ME TO. THE PLOT WAS MOUTH WATERING. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ SOME OF HIS OTHER NOVELS. TWO THUMBS UP.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GOOD BOOK FOR SURE. THERE IS NO WAY TO DESCRIBE HOW BRILLIANTLY HE PORTRAYS THE LIFE AS A PIMP AND PROSTITUTE IN THIS BOOK. THE MAIN CHARACTER IS THE ILLEST AND HOW HE GETS HIS IS JUST CRAZY. I READ THIS BOOK IN A COUPLE OF HOURS IT WILL HAVE YOU HOOKED FROM THE FIRST LINE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
That damn Whoreson!!!!...boy i'll tell ya!!...Donald just showed us the true colors of some of these brothas we got out here...some of them can be all for themselves..(but not all) and as for the females...i can say the same thing...this is the 1st book i've read from the author...but i'm sure i will be reading them all!!!....overall this was a great book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK WRITTEN BY THIS AUTHOR. I ENJOYED EVERY PAGE OF THE BOOK, EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN YET, I STILL UNDERSTOOD THE BOOK. I LIVE IN THE AREA HE TALKED ABOUT AND THAT REALLY MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS APART OF THE BOOK. THIS BOOK WAS SO REALISTIC IT MADE ME PICTURE THE EVENTS AND AFTERWARDS I THOUGHT I HAD JUST WATCH A MOVIE. THIS HAS TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It didn't take me very ling to read this book. It was so well written and had a lot of description and was real about street life. I felt as if I were right there in the book. I reccomend this to anyone who loves to read. You won't be able to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of Donald Goines. I have a number of his books and Whoreson always sticks out on my mind. I re-read this book every couple of months. I have been doing this for the past 5+ years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was very interesting.I finishing reading this book in one day.Once you start you won't be able to put it down.This taught me alot about a world that i would never want to see. This should me alot about real life and the streets that I have never had to experience, but told me about the real street life and what goes on,on the streets