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by Iceberg Slim

  • Author: Iceberg Slim
  • ISBN: 0870678272
  • ISBN13: 978-0870678271
  • ePub: 1647 kb | FB2: 1126 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Holloway House Publishing Company (March 26, 1992)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 321
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Trick Baby: The Story of a White Negro ePub download

Trick Baby" is the story of Johnny O'Brien (street-named White Folks), a black con man born of a married black mother and white father. He is light-skinned: "He could have been Errol Flynn's twin. pg. 9) Johnny O'Brien's coloration allows him to con white persons easily.

Trick Baby" is the story of Johnny O'Brien (street-named White Folks), a black con man born of a married black mother and white father. Darker-skinned blacks shun Johnny O'Brien.

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Iceberg Slim, 1918-1992. Folks, White (Fictitious character), African Americans, Slums. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on June 9, 2014.

Home Iceberg Slim Trick Baby. The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim. Pimp: The Story of My Life. The con game from A to Z as it was lived by White Folks-a white Negro-in the deadly jungle of Southside Chicago-all the thrills, the danger, the triumphs (and failures) of men who made their livings in one of the most treacherous professions-and the mistake that sent them running for their lives. Other Titles by Iceberg Slim. Airtight Willie & Me.

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item 6 Trick Baby by Iceberg Slim, NEW Book, FREE & Fast Delivery, (Paperback) -Trick . Robert Beck, who used the moniker Iceberg Slim, was a major-league pimp who enjoyed serious success during the 1940s and 1950s.

item 6 Trick Baby by Iceberg Slim, NEW Book, FREE & Fast Delivery, (Paperback) -Trick Baby by Iceberg Slim, NEW Book, FREE & Fast Delivery, (Paperback). item 7 Trick Baby (Paperback), Iceberg Slim -Trick Baby (Paperback), Iceberg Slim. He decided to leave the pimping game after serving his third and final stretch in jail. He moved to Los Angeles where he straightened out and began a career as a writer. Trick Baby, originally published in 1967, is his second book. Country of Publication.

In 1976, Iceberg Slim released the album Reflections, in which he recited . Trick Baby: The Biography of a Con Man (1967, Holloway House), novel. The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim: Robert Beck's Real Story (1971, Holloway House), autobiography.

In 1976, Iceberg Slim released the album Reflections, in which he recited passages from his autobiography over a funky musical backing supplied by the Red Holloway Quartet. The album, produced by David Drozen, was initially released on ALA records and reissued in 2008 by Uproar Entertainment.

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Trick Baby tells the story of White Folks, ablue-eyed, light-haired con artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in. .

Trick Baby tells the story of White Folks, ablue-eyed, light-haired con artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in thestreets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by otherchildren and branded a “trick baby,” a child conceived between a hooker andher 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 unbelievable.

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Shakataxe
I find it stunning that a black pimp (the author, Iceberg Slim)can take you inside the mind of a racially-mixed con man (protagonist, White Folks) in a time period where race where was a central issue of daily life. There is such an authentic feel to this book that it's hard to believe it's fiction. If you've never read Iceberg Slim before, prepare yourself for an up-close look at a world that most people don't even know exists. Urban culture as popularized by music and movies today has never been as glamorous as Snoop Dogg would have you to believe it is.

The fact that Iceberg Slim never enters popular lists of great American authors like Twain and Hemmingway is a shame. He's truly extraordinary. This book, as well as other Iceberg Slim novels, takes a look at the true feelings and struggles of the urban underworld. I would NOT recommend this book to readers under fourteen years of age.

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Fegelv
Talk about nostalgia. You can hear the juke box playing "Jim Dandy to the Rescue" throughout this piece.
Thordibandis
pimpin aint easy.

great storyteller. Wonderful verbal imaging.
Thorgahuginn
A great fictional book of the street life.
elegant stranger
Book had something on it that won't come off
Abandoned Electrical
"Trick Baby" is the story of Johnny O'Brien (street-named White Folks), a black con man born of a married black mother and white father. He is light-skinned: "He could have been Errol Flynn's twin." (pg. 9) Johnny O'Brien's coloration allows him to con white persons easily. Darker-skinned blacks shun Johnny O'Brien. Johnny resents white people for their prosperity and attitude towards black people, and fears many black people for the way they treat him.
In "PIMP: The Story of My Life", Robert Beck (street-named Iceberg Slim) combined excellent dialogue with vivid descriptions. Mr. Beck did not duplicate this achievement in "Trick Baby". Here, his dialogues and descriptions are contrived. "Trick Baby" describes "the short con" -- a confidence game designed to cheat the victim out of small amounts of money. The short con is based primarily upon smooth and convincing dialogue, not upon elaborate sets. Mr. Beck's dialogues are so stiff that it is hard to believe the cons are successful.
I do not recommend this book.
IWAS
This book, I think, is doomed to end more of a period piece than any kind of real classic; although it provides insight into one particular kind of situation (the place of the white-appearing African-American con artist), beyond that, it's not well-written, heart-wrenching, or even coherent enough to really warrant all of the attention that it gets-- even if it is just a monior bit of attention.....
I like the dialogue and the spin that the book gives to it's time period (late fifties-early sixties.... I'm not sure.... very contra-Ozzie and Harriet). I love the author's voice-- it's definately one-of-a-kind an interesting.... at a base level, though, I've had more trouble focusing and reading this book than one person ever should have; for a book that was intended to read like pulp fiction, that spoils it's while value.....
It might be worth reading if you've read other books by Iceberg Slim and really like them or if you've read out whatever genre this falls into. Own it's own merits, though, this book is better left unread. And I'm a reviewer who rarely says things like that....
In this story we get to see Johnny O'Brien grow up to a teen with his black mother named Phala. His father is white and was not around to raise him. Johnny looks white but is raised in a ghetto type neighborhood. When he is a teen his mother is gang raped and put into a mental institute. This is where the story really begins, when Johnny meets a guy street named "Blue" because of his dark skin. He takes Johnny under his wing as a partner in the con game and teaches it to Johnny. Blue street names Johnny "White Folks". Blue's whole life is "Con" and he believes that with a black partner who looks white he will be able to run the con on a larger group of people. Which turns out to be true, I had a good time reading about the different ways that they conned people and all their trials along the way. The book is comical in some parts. Blue really takes on a fatherly role for "White Folks" as his relationship with his lesbian daughter is not as close as he would like. I liked being taken to a whole different world while reading this book. Late 50's early 60's. The way they talked the slang and the price's of things - I really loved this book. White Folks and Blue go through a lot of drama - that they bring on themselves. I do recommend this book. I am looking forward to reading the sequel "Long White Con"
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