At one time, Don “Magic” Juan was the most notorious pimp in Chicago. Today, he’s left that life behind him. Still, stories of his high-rolling years abound, and wild stories they are. From the Chicago ghetto to a life of unimaginable wealth, where he hobnobbed with celebrities of every sort, From Pimp Stick to Pulpit- “It’s Magic”: The Life Story of Don “Magic” Juan tells the whole story. Edited by Katheryn L. Patterson, this book was written by someone who viewed close-up Don Juan’s rise to notoriety: his sister, Ann Bromfield- and co-written by the man himself, Don Juan.
Told with candor and honesty, From Pimp Stick to Pulpit is an ugly story, full of violence, cruelty, and degradation. But there was another side to Don Juan, one submerged for years because of his fear-yes, fears- of the poverty in which he grew up. Perhaps the most honest retelling in print of a pimp’s life, this volume sheds the hot glare of brutal frankness on a lifestyle most people find appalling, but one all too many people are drawn to…tragically.