Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat Review

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 12, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior; by 13 she was pregnant. By 15 Pat was a mother of two.

Alone at 16, 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.

Title:Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • If I didn't know people that lived lives like Ms. Pat described, I would think that this book was made up. I had never heard of Ms. Pat, I didn't know who she was or why she would have written a book....

  • How do you "review" the story of someone's life? Unlike some memoirs, this is not full of whiny "pity me" diatribes even though the life she lived is full of moments no one should have to experience. ...

  • Great readLast week on my way to work I caught Ms. Pat on the Rickey Smiley show. I was laughing my butt off. I went and purchased the book on my kindle the same day. And I laughed and cried. And for ...

  • The struggle nobody talks about is what it feels like to be invisible, or to know in your heart that nobody cares.I always find it difficult to rate memoirs, as I don't think I can "rate" anyone's lif...

  • Great autobiography read by the author. She unflinchingly recounts her struggles growing up poor in Georgia - pregnant at 13, alcoholic mother, abused by her boyfriend, never finishing high school, et...

  • This was an amazingly powerful read and one that I will not forget anytime soon. In this memoir, we meet Patricia "Rabbit" Williams who grew up living in poverty. She gets pregnant while in middle sch...

  • I just finished the Audible version of Rabbit: A Memoir by Patricia Williams!I always like to give autobiography/memoir authors a huge round of applause for taking the time to perform the narration of...

  • This is the fucked up part..... as bad as her life was I just kept thinking it could have been so much worse! ...

  • Ghetto and crack for sale block detail and extremes of every horrific nature for the first 2/3rds of this book. Patricia is honest and tells this in the language of her original illegal saloon home. A...

  • Well written memoir. This describes the life of the author growing up in a very drug and crime infested area. She had 2 children by the time she was 15, was dealing crack and had been shot twice befor...