Trick Baby

Trick Baby

The Story of A White Negro

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Cash Money Content, 2011
Edition: Trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781936399017
Characteristics: ix, 305 p


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Dec 06, 2013

An excellent bit of gritty crime writing in which (some of) the criminals are the protagonists. "Blue" Howard teaches "White Folks" the art of the con, and "White Folks" gets good at it. The story of their various cons reads as if the author knew what he was talking about from experience, and that makes for a fine story.

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