Rabbit: The Autobiography Of Ms. Pat by Patricia WilliamsRabbit: The Autobiography Of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams

Rabbit: The Autobiography Of Ms. Pat

byPatricia Williams, Jeannine Amber

Hardcover | August 22, 2017

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

“Unforgiving and darkly hilarious” – Washington Post

“I know a lot of people think they know what it’s like to grow up in the hood. Like maybe they watched a couple of seasons of The Wire and they got the shit all figured out. But TV doesn’t tell the whole story.” – Ms. Pat

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.

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 ...
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Title:Rabbit: The Autobiography Of Ms. PatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062407309

ISBN - 13:9780062407306

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“As heartbreaking as it is darkly hilarious, Rabbit will make you wipe away both tears of joy and sorrow...a memoir filled with wit and wisdom...Honest, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny, Williams’ book is an absolute must-read.”