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Author: Patricia Williams Narrator: Patricia Williams Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9780062446091
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A remarkably bold and inspiring story of crime, motherhood and redemption—not since Cupcake Brown’s A Piece of Cake has there been a memoir this unforgettable.

You want to know about the struggle of growing up poor, black, and female? Ask any girl from any hood. You want to know what it takes to rise above your circumstances when all the cards are stacked against you? Ask me.

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 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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “Amazing stories of perserverance, survival, transcendence…Mind-blowing.”

    Marc Maron, author of Attempting Normal

  • “The story of how a resilient woman survived a harrowing early life and found unexpected salvation through humor. Sassy, inspiring, and uplifting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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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.