Trick Baby

Trick Baby

by Iceberg Slim, Robert Beck


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The author that brought black literature to the streets is back. Weaving stories of deceit, sex, humor and race Iceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp, brings us the story of a hustler who doesn’t just play the con game, he transforms it. Iceberg Slim's story is now depicted in a major motion picture distributed worldwide. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp shows Slim's transformation from pimp to the author of 7 classic books.

This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in south side Chicago where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned.

Trick Baby tells the story of “White Folks,” a blue-eyed, light-haired, con-artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a “Trick Baby,” the child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his life in the ghetto and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older mentor, Blue. What happens next is not to be believed.

Only Slim could bring us the story of a hustler, forced to learn the game and rise to the top. It’s Slim’s story and he tells it in the only way he knows how, in the language of the streets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936399017
Publisher: Cash Money Content
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 83,148
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Iceberg Slim, aka Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping until he was forty-two. After several stints in jail, culminating in a ten-month stay in Cook County, he decided to give up the life and turned to writing.

With a family to feed, Slim folded his life into the pages of seven books based on his life; Trick Baby was his second novel following Pimp. Catapulted into the public eye, Slim became a new American hero, known for speaking the truth whether that truth was ugly, sexy, rude or blunt. Slim died at age 73 in 1992; one day before the Los Angeles riots.

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Trick Baby 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book turned out to be good. It started slow and boring, that's because it was opening you up to the con game. It ended leaving you asking that question, Why is it over. I wanted more. This book talked about how cruel people treated 1 person because of his skin color, but he did not give up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good, it just took forever to get to the point. The story was slow dragged. I will read another 1 of the author books. I recommend who ever read this book to ensure they have a great attention span.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An exciting and riveting book, despite the fact that it's a bit drawn out. Anyone who appreciates Iceberg's style will enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book told the trails and tribulations of a man who was not excepted by his own people and could mix in with whites. Trickbaby is a must read book for any Iceburg Slim fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this one almost as much as 'Pimp', this book takes u into the main charactor,white folks, brain, living as a white man in a black world
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SallyER More than 1 year ago
Awesome, just awsome!!!!!