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Author: Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber Narrator: Patricia Williams Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9780062446091
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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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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

  • “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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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.