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Rabbit Audiobook

Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

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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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    Anonymous 09-01-17
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    "AMAZING!!!!"
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    This was the realist book I've listened to so far!!!!
    Thank you Ms.Pat for sharing your story!!!

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    Shopper@1 10-19-17
    Shopper@1 10-19-17 Member Since 2010
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    "I applaud Ms. Pat!!"

    One may have problems with the narration but I applaud Patricia Williams for surviving! Each struggle scratches your message of survival in your life's journey. I appreciate your raw unvarnished retelling of what shaped you into the woman you have become. No, you don't recommend unhealthy lifestyles to anyone but reveal what trauma and triumph can look like in the life of any person on Earth. I appreciate your resilience. Stay Strong!

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    steve 10-18-17
    steve 10-18-17
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    "The best book I've ever bought!"

    Heart warming, gut wrenching, funny and inspirational.

    Ms. Pat is an amazing woman and if you don't like hearing her tell her story, it's not because of her. It's because YOU a piece of heartless garbage. Rabbit is an inspirational story of coming from less than nothing, who's own mother never told her she loved her, and ensuring more trauma and hardship than everyone I know combined, to being an internationally beloved and very successful comedian.

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    Amazon Customer Middle Island, NY, US 10-14-17
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    "Phenomenal !"

    This is a very powerful story that will hopefully empower and inspire many other people.

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    sms 10-13-17
    sms 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it!"

    very good, heartfelt, sad, true book! very proud of you rabbit. I love this book and I'm sorry for your struggles. Good job girl!!!!.

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    Schyler 10-12-17
    Schyler 10-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I grew up in a different part of Atlanta"

    I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta before going to school downtown. Continued to learn about the "rough parts" of the city and where I shouldn't go alone at night. This story put things in perspective and gave a story I might never hear otherwise. Rabbit was captivating and helped me learn more about the city I call home, and about what it takes to survive. I LOVED it (especially the performance) and I'm recommending it to all my ATLiens.

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    Doug 10-11-17
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    "Favorite book of 2017"

    Wow what a story! Such an honest and open perspective of life from being raised in the “hood”. The way she described such horrible living conditions and environment so matter of factly like it was no big deal was very eye opening. Patricia Williams is truly a remarkable, kind and caring woman who pulled herself out of a life that one typically would have no hope of improving on their own. I couldn’t wait to get back in the car to continue her story. A must listen especially being read by the author herself.

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    Boog 10-10-17
    Boog 10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't get enough"

    I loved the story of Ms. Pat. I admit it was tough to get into because of the narration; but overall, the book was amazing. Through its highs and lows, Ms. Pat's story was too good to stop listening and she did a good job of keeping the reader drawn into her journey.

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    Yvonne A. 10-08-17
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    "The human spirit triumphs!"

    Ms. Pat has triumphed over a hopeless life situation. I was moved to tears at what this courageous woman did to overcome her struggles and that she never gave up. She is my new hero.

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    Danette Alderoty 10-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Never heard the word "aks (asks)" so many times but .."

    That made the story so authentic. Sad but fascinating story. Audio version of this book is a must.

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