Author: Donald Goines
Synopsis: A trick baby’s ascent to being one of the top pimps in the game.
Notes: This book demonstrates one of Goines’ greatest abilities: taking something which should be grim and harsh and finding the delicate compassion in it. A perfect example is chapter 5 where Whoreson’s mother schools him on the art of true pimping by giving him the opportunity to prove himself and then letting him know how he came up short.
Best Line: “No pimp with anything on the ball would trust his woman in the company of her ex-pimp.”