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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Williams Narrator: Sharon Washington Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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A columnist who regularly contributes to The Nation and The Village Voice, Patricia J. Williams is also a professor of law at Columbia University and the recipient of a MacArthur genius award. In Open House, she shares her unique views on modern American culture and tells stories of her remarkable life. Her voice is powerful, provocative, and utterly charming.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiana | 4/1/2013

    " This has more reflection on her own life than her other books, and i think it's that quality which makes this my favorite of her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/9/2012

    " I just couldn't get into it. It had potential, but didn't hold my interest. I moved on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/7/2012

    " I read the first chapter of Open House while waiting on a stool at the Strand sometime around.... April or May. Now we are finally reunited thanks to my access to more libraries and more inter-library-loaning networks. Ah-hah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe | 9/4/2012

    " This book has really opened my eyes to my own life as an independant, 'progressive' (really, in my case, radical), black American woman . It's like reading about my life before I lived it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 8/10/2012

    " Excellent book by a fascinating author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Régine Michelle | 8/5/2012

    " I love William's writing style, this book is Op-Ed like reflections on everything from race and child rearing to human cloning and dating. The liveliness of her mind is captivating... "

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Sharon Washington is a critically acclaimed actress, whose performances have been called “sensational…a breakout…ferociously funny” by the New York Times. Notable theater credits include “The Lady” in the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys; Lady Anne, alongside Denzel Washington, in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Richard III; and Valeria, alongside Christopher Walken, in Coriolanus. She is a graduate of Darmouth College and received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.