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Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

Unabridged Audiobook

Date: August 2017

Duration: 7 hours 24 minutes

Summary:

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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  • alicia F

    I haven’t finished but I can already relate to this book. So far it’s a great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Joan G.

    I loved "Rabbit"s story telling, her voice and sense of humor while reading it aloud, as she describes a lifestyle of poverty, drugs, homelessness, uncertainty, verbal and physical abuse, and her emotional sexual assault/statutory rape experiences with such clarity. All the while, she demonstrates a sense of possibility, and a consistent responsibility toward her family in the face of all that, and more. She opens our eyes to the real life world of the underclass, where daily hunger and anxiety about safety, homelessness and survival are ever present, while people she meets are often unexpectedly helpful to one another in surprising and pragmatic ways. Pat's intelligence, humor, kindness and caring come through all the while. I'm so glad my book group found and introduced me to this book. A great "listen" in her own voice!

  • SAMANTHA P.

    What an amazing true story. I cried, laughed, and was thoroughly entertained. I love that Mrs. Pat was the narrorator of her own story. I felt what she felt going through the struggles of her life. It was a very good read.

  • DEVERA C

    Very entertaining and very well written!

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