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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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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.
She's kind of a big deal!
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...
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...
August 28, 2017
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...
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...
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...
April 22, 2017
Well written memoir. This describes the life of the author growing up in a very drug and crime infested area. She had 2 children by the time she was 15, was dealing crack and had been shot twice before she was 20. Through out her life, she tried to rise above, at separate times raising 2 of her s...
September 10, 2017
(copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)
Rabbit: A Memoir touched me in a way tha a book hasn’t in a long time.
By the time I was reading the epilogue I was crying so hard I could hardly see.
This is not an easy memoir to read. It’s raw and damn painful at times, so p...
September 08, 2017
This memoir is both heartbreaking and uplifting; told with such candour and gritty detail about the abject poverty 'Rabbit' experienced as a child . I wasn't familiar with Ms Pat's comedy career before reading this book, which I will now rectify, but it didn't matter, this story grabs you hard an...
September 17, 2017
This book was and is heart wrenching. I have three children if my own and we weren't well off as children, I grew up as white in the projects of suitland md. And I have never heard such a fucked up story... I feel for her. Character as she overcame triumph and did what she said she woul...