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Trick Baby Paperback – 2 Jul 2009
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"One of the most honest and original writers to emerge from the last century, Slim fully earns his place in the canon of America's greatest." (Helen Walsh)
"Trick Baby is an American classic." (Publishing News)
"Slim always told it as it was, without compromise." (Irvine Welsh)
"His prose is almost Shakespearean in its inventiveness and his dialogue hums with ghetto jive." (Scotsman)
"Slim belongs to the knuckle-duster-in-the-face school of storytelling." (Sunday Times)
"Iceberg Slim always kept it real. So he will always be relevant." (Ice T)
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Trick Baby is a term used for the offspring of a black prostitute who has given birth to a baby who is half white. The baby of a white John (client of the prostitute) is considered a trick baby. Half black. Half white.
After his mother is gang raped and put into a secure mental hospital, White Folks (trick baby) falls into the company of Blue, a grifter con-man who teaches Folks the art of Con. How to hustle for money in downtown Chicago. Folks has an advantage as he looks like a peckerwood (white man) Blue and Folks play the con and earn lots of money on the grifter circuit.
They play to close to danger and the con catches up with them.
Quote from Trick Baby. Folks and Blue talk about religion.
Blue: "My conviction is that God never existed. I believe the Bible was written by the slickest bunch of peckerwood grifters that ever crapped between two sandals" .... Brilliant!
Read this book.
i would also highly recommend the audiobook of iceberg slim. Between the two you can really hear Iceberg talking to you.
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