Rabbit by Patricia Williams audiobook

Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

By Patricia Williams , with  Jeannine Amber
Read by Patricia Williams

Dey Street Books, HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062407306
7.39 Hours Unabridged
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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature "An absolute must-read" – Shondaland “[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York Times They called her Rabbit. Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat watched as her mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At twelve, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior. By thirteen, she was pregnant. By fifteen, Pat was a mother of two. Alone at sixteen, 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. With wisdom and humor, Pat gives us a rare glimpse of what it’s really like to be a black mom in America.

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Summary

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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature

"An absolute must-read" – Shondaland

“[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York Times

They called her Rabbit.

Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat watched as her mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At twelve, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior. By thirteen, she was pregnant. By fifteen, Pat was a mother of two.

Alone at sixteen, 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. With wisdom and humor, Pat gives us a rare glimpse of what it’s really like to be a black mom in America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Not only is Ms. Pat funny as hell, she also understands how comedy is the most powerful weapon on earth against sorrow and inequity. But it wasn’t until I read Rabbit that I discovered how much she’s really been through. Ms. Pat survived PTA meetings and getting shot. That’s some real-ass shit!” Roseanne Barr
“In this provocative memoir, popular comedian and podcast celebrity Williams describes coming of age amid poverty, neglect, and racism in 1980s Atlanta…Inspiring.” Publishers Weekly
“The story of how a resilient woman survived a harrowing early life and found unexpected salvation through humor. Sassy, inspiring, and uplifting.” Kirkus Reviews
“Amazing stories of perserverance, survival, transcendence…Mind-blowing.” Marc Maron, author of Attempting Normal
“People say ‘I laughed and I cried’ and it sounds like a cliché. But Rabbit really took me there. It’s everything—poignant, heartbreaking, and hilarious—all at once. I couldn’t put it down.” Lee Daniels, creator of Empire

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia Williams

Author Bio: Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams, who performs under the name Ms. Pat, hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. After she decided to get out of the “life” at nineteen-years-old, she was told she had a talent for telling funny stories. After she decided to go on stage at the Open-Mic-Night at “The Pub” in Atlanta she knew she had found her place.

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Author Bio: Jeannine Amber

Author Bio: Jeannine Amber

Jeannine Amber is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Essence, Vibe, Mademoiselle, Glamour, and other publications.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English