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Rabbit

The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

by Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber

On Sale: 08/22/2017

Price: $25.99

Rabbit

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Rabbit

The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

by Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber

On Sale: 08/22/2017

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Price: $25.99

About the Book

Currently a stand-up comedian, the circumstances of Pat Williams's childhood was the furthest thing from a laugh.  Nicknamed Rabbit, Pat grew up in a tough neighborgood in Atlanta.  She had her first child at 14.  She had her second at 15.  During her teens, she became a drug dealer, was arrested numerous times, and was shot twice.  It wasn't until she was 19 that she met a 21-year-old veteran who encouraged and helped her to get out of the "life."

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.

Critical Praise

“People say “I laughed and I cried” and it sounds like a cliché. But Rabbit really took me there. It’s everything—poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious—all at once. I couldn’t put it down.” - Lee Daniels, creator of Empire

“Amazing stories of perseverance, survival, transcendence…mind-blowing.” - Marc Maron

“Not only is Ms. Pat FUNNY as hell...But it wasn’t until I read Rabbit that I discovered how much she’s really been through. Ms. Pat survived PTA meetings and getting shot. That’s some real-ass shit!” - Roseanne Barr

“Like Ms. Pat, I grew up in the hood during the crack epidemic, but I’ve never read anything like Rabbit. I didn’t know a story this sad could make me laugh so hard. That’s the comic genius of Ms. Pat!” - Loni Love, co-host of The Real

“Both savagely honest and often genuinely funny, this is the story of how a resilient woman survived a harrowing early life and found unexpected salvation through humor.” - Kirkus

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062407306
  • ISBN 10: 0062407309
  • Imprint: Dey Street Books
  • On Sale: 08/22/2017
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 0.850 in (d)
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: $25.99
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC2: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dysfunctional Families
  • BISAC3: PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy