Pimpology: The 48 Laws of the Game

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 5, 2008 - Humor - 192 pages
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The names change, but the game remains the same.

The pimp has reached nearly mythical status. We are fascinated by the question of how a guy from the ghetto with no startup capital and no credit -- nothing but the words out of his mouth -- comes not only to have a stable of sexy women who consider him "their man," but to drive a Rolls, sport diamonds, and wear custom suits and alligator shoes from Italy.

His secret is to follow the "unwritten rules of the game" -- a set of regulations handed down orally from older, wiser macks -- which give him superhuman powers of charm, psychological manipulation, and persuasion.

In Pimpology, star of the documentaries Pimps Up, Ho's Down and American Pimp and Annual Players Ball Mack of the Year winner Ken Ivy pulls a square's coat on the unwritten rules that took him from the ghetto streets to the executive suites. Ken's lessons will serve any person in any interaction: Whether at work, in relationships, or among friends, somebody's got to be on top. To be the one with the upper hand, you've got to have good game, and good game starts with knowing the rules.

If you want the money, power, and respect you dream of, you can't just "pimp your ride," you need to pimp your whole life. And unless you've seen Ray Charles leading Stevie Wonder somewhere, you need Ken's guidelines to do it. They'll reach out and touch you like AT&T and bring good things to life like GE. Then you can be the boss with the hot sauce who gets it all like Monty Hall.
 

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User Review  - twothumbsdown - LibraryThing

My friend and I saw this in the bookstore and thought that it looked hilarious so I bought. Yes, it was hilarious. My favorite part was how he rhymed a lot of his sentences. He was like a pimping Dr ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

The content of the book was disturbing, narcissistic and evil. It was also really disappointing seeing how many celebrities associate with a man who takes pride in exploiting women. Overall the book was predictable and became boring about half way through. Read full review

Contents

Dont Chase Em Replace Em
15
Keep a Ho in Arrears
19
Prey on the Weak
21
When Pimpin Begins Friendship Ends
23
Pimp the Game
27
Dont Let Your History Be a Mystery
33
Learn the Rules
35
Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan
39
Be a Leader
105
Play One Ho Against the Next
107
Prosperity over Popularity
111
Look Out for Suzy Choosy
115
Turn a Tramp into a Champ
119
Bring Your People with You to the Top
123
Show Respect to Get Respect
127
Trust Nothing but the Game
133

Avoid Gorillas and Godzillas
43
Aint No Love in This Shit
47
Pimp Like Youre Holess
51
Better a Turnout Than a Burnout
53
Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
57
Give Motivation and Inspiration
61
Get You a Bottom Bitch
65
Cop and Blow
67
Turn Ho Ends into Dividends
71
Get In a Hos Head
75
A Ho Without Instruction Is Headed for SelfDestruction
79
Keep Hoes on Their Toes
83
A Ho Joins a Stable to Ruin It
87
Set the Trend
91
Grind for Your Shine
95
The Game Is to Be Sold Not Told
97
Keep Your Game on the Low
101
Be Internationally Known Nationally Recognized and Locally Accepted
137
Let a Ho Know
141
Wreck a Hater
145
Switch Up
149
Dont Down Em Crown Em
151
Keep Your Front Up Till You Come Up
155
If You Can See It You Can Be It
159
Talk Shit and Swallow Spit
161
You Need Fire and Desire
163
Get Rid of the Word If
165
Move and Shake Like a Pimp Shakes
167
PimpinIs What You Do Not Who You Are
171
Dont Believe the Hype
175
Pimptionary
178
Acknowledgments
181
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About the author (2008)

Born in Chicago in 1964, Ken Ivy was 16 years old when he had the life: money, women, cars, clothes, and notoriety in the streets of Milwaukee and Chicago. He was awarded the coveted "Mack of the Year" title at the annual Player's Ball. Before long, Ivy was approached by HBO to be a consultant on an upcoming project, the now infamous Pimps Up, Ho's Down. Since then, Ken has become a celebrity in his own right—you can hear him on Jermaine Dupri's "Instructions," 2Short's "Chase the Cat," Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz's "Kings of Crunk," Lil Flip's "Still Ballin," Mack 10's "Da Hood," and he stars in the video for 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." He has been written about in The Source, Vibe, F.E.D.S., and on Salon.com.

Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Video Vixen, On the Down Low, and Wendy’s Got the Heat. She is also an assistant professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College.

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