Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams

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Comedian Patricia Williams, who for years went by her street-name "Rabbit," was born and raised in Atlanta’s most troubled neighborhood at the height of the crack epidemic.

One of five children, Pat watched as her alcoholic mother struggled to get by on charity, cons and petty crimes. At seven Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At 12, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior; by 13 she was pregnant. By 15 Pat was a mother of two.

Alone at 16, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive.

Rabbit is an unflinching memoir of cinematic scope and unexpected humor that offers a rare glimpse into the harrowing reality of life on America’s margins, resilience, determination, and the transformative power of love.

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Erin rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

If I didn't know people that lived lives like Ms. Pat described, I would think that this book was made up. I had never heard of Ms. Pat, I didn't know who she was or why she would have written a book. It turns out she's a standup comedian, actress, and writer. Who knew? She's kind of a big deal! M...

Eris rated it ★★★★★

July 02, 2017

How do you "review" the story of someone's life? Unlike some memoirs, this is not full of whiny "pity me" diatribes even though the life she lived is full of moments no one should have to experience. She tells her story in a straight-forward way, managing to inject a touch of humor in places wher...

Tania rated it ★★★☆☆

September 19, 2017

The struggle nobody talks about is what it feels like to be invisible, or to know in your heart that nobody cares. I always find it difficult to rate memoirs, as I don't think I can "rate" anyone's life, but this is about rating my reading experience. At first I thought I may not be able to finish...

Brian rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2017

This was an amazingly powerful read and one that I will not forget anytime soon. In this memoir, we meet Patricia "Rabbit" Williams who grew up living in poverty. She gets pregnant while in middle school and has to deal with a mother with substance abuse issues, a cheating boyfriend as well as so...

Ta'Quanna rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

Great read Last week on my way to work I caught Ms. Pat on the Rickey Smiley show. I was laughing my butt off. I went and purchased the book on my kindle the same day. And I laughed and cried. And for her to make a living out of telling her story. Is something I wanted to contribute to. Hope to se...

Jeanette rated it ★★★☆☆

November 12, 2017

Ghetto and crack for sale block detail and extremes of every horrific nature for the first 2/3rds of this book. Patricia is honest and tells this in the language of her original illegal saloon home. And continues in like manner throughout the years up until she is the block organizer and procurer...

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2017

I just finished the Audible version of Rabbit: A Memoir by Patricia Williams! I always like to give autobiography/memoir authors a huge round of applause for taking the time to perform the narration of their book. As an AUDIBLE book listener, the experience of a book automatically becomes more tha...

Sharon rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2017

This brutally honest memoir begins with the five-year-old Rabbit living at her grandfather's home from which he runs an illegal liquor house. Rabbit regularly has to navigate her way through a living room floor full of drunken bodies, but life with her grandfather, as Ms Pat reminisces, 'were the...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017

Brutally honest, heartbreaking and often hilarious because Ms. Pat packs no punches in her memoir. Her journey from preteen mom, to drug dealer, to stand up comic is inspiring and raw. I am so glad I get to see her at Funny Bone this weekend (and selling her books)! I wonder if she'll be wearing...

Dosha (Bluestocking7) rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2017

This is going on my favorites list as the best of 2017. I laughed and I cried. I cried a lot of tears of joys and pain for this author’s story. One good thing about this Ms. Pat is that she really does know how to make me laugh. She grew up in the heart of the crack epidemic of the 1980’s in Atla...

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