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Publisher's Summary

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 age 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 - a powerful true story of resilience, determination, and the transformative power of love.

©2017 Patricia Williams and Jeannine Amber (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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AMAZING!!!!

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This was the realist book I've listened to so far!!!!<br/>Thank you Ms.Pat for sharing your story!!!

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So so so good!!!

I laughed, I cried, then laughed some more.... I admire Ms. Pat a great deal, what an amazing story.

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Ms Pat told what He Love....

As deep and as disturbing as this story was, I knew it was the realest ever! I love you and your backstory.

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Amazing story but dry reading

I have listened to several books by comedians, and loved them better than reading because the comedian would add flavor and rhythm. I was looking forward to hearing her read the book in the animated and laughing way she talks live. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. She read it very dry and monotone. Never broke away once from the script to add anything. No laughter. Adam Carrolas “In 50 years we will all be chicks” is what I am comparing this too. Overall the story was entertaining and I found myself trying to listen at any opportunity.

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Excellent

This book kept my attention all the way through. Very inspiring and very thought provoking. Love it
# Everybody got a struggle No body make it through this life easy

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  • Michi
  • Detroit, MI
  • 10-23-17

great audio

loved it. couldn't stop listening. cried and laughed out loud. shows you can do anything if you can dream.

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  • 11-07-17

Respect

Fantastic story, real and not the least bit pretentious (unlike the other recent release by another female comic). Rabbit is a moving recounting of a turbulent upbringing, and how her love of family and the love of her partner gave Ms. Pat peace and helped her realize her dream in more ways than one. This book is masterfully narrated, and is one I️ will keep in my arsenal for continued inspiration.

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a beautiful honest story.

I literally cried during the entire last chapter. So sad that it's over. Me Pat's narration was honest and fresh. Her side splitting humor is only tempered by the weight of her story. This is a must read, it will take your emotions for the best ride ever.

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  • B00kM@n
  • Florida Space Coast
  • 10-27-17

Very interesting listen

Enjoyed the book immensely. This story brings the other side of growing up to life.

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A story of triumph

I saw the recommendation for this book in essence magazine. I was skeptical at first, normally reading autobiographies of people I knew, but I gave it a try. Oh how I was mistaken. This book was excellent! The story was so well told. I had moments of laughter, sadness, and tears. An emotional roller coaster for sure, but it was great. I recommend the book for anyone. It gives such motivation. Great job, Ms. Pat, great job!

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