Gentleman of Leisure


"A year in the life of a pimp".

Text by Susan Hall. Photographed by Bob Adelman.

Presenting a pimp's world in photographs, with text formed from his words and those of his "wives", this incredible book is surprisingly both shocking and touching. It follows Silky, a self-styled "professional gentleman of leisure" as he calls himself as he goes about the business - visiting his tailor to be fitted out in flashy applejack hats and mink coats; enjoying a family party as all his "wives" sit around smoking ciggies, obediently watching the action. The most interesting part is the story of the "wives" themselves and discovering with startling clarity their attitudes toward their work.

Publication date: 2006

Publisher: powerHouse Books

Details: Hardcover with dust jacket. 192p.

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