'I want to say at the outset that I have become ill, insane as an inmate of a torture chamber behind America's fake facade of justice and democracy. But I am not as ill as I was, and I am getting better all the time.' Iceberg Slim
Roberk Beck, who used the moniker Iceberg Slim, was a major league pimp who enjoyed serious sucess during the 40s and 50s. He decided to leave the pimping game having served his third and final stretch in jail. He moved to Los Angeles where he straightened out and began a career as a writer.
* the King of the Ghetto The Observer * Slim belongs to the knuckleduster-in your-face school of storytelling. The Sunday Times * Slim always told it as it was, without compromise Irvine Walsh