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Rabbit

A Memoir

by Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber

On Sale: 05/22/2018

Price: $15.99

Rabbit

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Rabbit

A Memoir

by Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber

On Sale: 05/22/2018

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Price: $15.99

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

Rabbit tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor in unexpected places.” - New York Times

“Unforgiving and darkly hilarious.” - Washington Post

Rabbit feels like you are sitting in Williams’ living room, listening to her tell story after story over a cup of coffee. Somehow she’s managed to pull hilarity out of heartache. And when you are done laughing, you rejoice, her final words ringing in your ears.” - USA Today

“This is, in short, a humdinger of a memoir – mesmerizing” - Buffalo News

“Her story is one that dares everyone reading it to dream bigger.”  - Bust Magazine

“Riveting…this is one autobiography that should not be missed.” - Huffington Post

“Ms. Pat, gives readers insight into what it’s really like to be young black woman growing up in America.” - TODAY.com

“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

“As heartbreaking as it is darkly hilarious, Rabbit will make you wipe away both tears of joy and sorrow...a memoir filled with wit and wisdom...Honest, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny, Williams’ book is an absolute must-read.” - Shondaland

“An extraordinary memoir…[Rabbit] is both uproariously funny and heartbreakingly sad… Despite all the difficult parts, Ms. Pat’s story reminds us that redemption is always possible, and that love and humor can heal all wounds.” - Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

“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

“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

“She was able to elevate her personal stories of horror, sadness, violence, insanity into something that people can understand and relate to and see into a world that many of us don’t know.”
- Marc Maron

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062407313
  • ISBN 10: 0062407317
  • Imprint: Dey Street Books
  • On Sale: 05/22/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.541 in (d)
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC2: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dysfunctional Families
  • BISAC3: PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy