Rabbit by Patricia Williams


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 ...

Details Rabbit

Release DateAug 22nd, 2017
PublisherDey Street Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Biography Memoir

Reviews Rabbit

  • Erin
    If I didn't know people that lived lives like Ms. Pat described, I would think that this book was made up. I had never heard of Ms. Pat, I didn't know who she was or why she would have written a book. It turns out she's a standup comedian, actress, and writer.Who knew? She's kind of a big deal! Ms. Pat grew up in Atlanta in the 1980's. Crack was taking a wrecking ball to black communities all over America. A war was declared on drugs(Haha!) Also ...
  • Eris
    How do you "review" the story of someone's life? Unlike some memoirs, this is not full of whiny "pity me" diatribes even though the life she lived is full of moments no one should have to experience. She tells her story in a straight-forward way, managing to inject a touch of humor in places where it would be impossible for most to find anything funny. She owns her life, from the moments inflicted upon her to the choices she made for herself. Thi...
  • Ta'Quanna
    Great readLast week on my way to work I caught Ms. Pat on the Rickey Smiley show. I was laughing my butt off. I went and purchased the book on my kindle the same day. And I laughed and cried. And for her to make a living out of telling her story. Is something I wanted to contribute to. Hope to see and here more from Ms. Pat in the future. 👏👏
  • Tania
    The struggle nobody talks about is what it feels like to be invisible, or to know in your heart that nobody cares.I always find it difficult to rate memoirs, as I don't think I can "rate" anyone's life, but this is about rating my reading experience. At first I thought I may not be able to finish this book as it is very much an in your face experience, and I was wondering if the author was trying to shock us with some of the sex talk and profanit...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Great autobiography read by the author. She unflinchingly recounts her struggles growing up poor in Georgia - pregnant at 13, alcoholic mother, abused by her boyfriend, never finishing high school, etc. It’s amazing the challenges people in different life situations can face. She doesn’t try to excuse any of her bad or illegal behavior, instead she recognizes the people who helped her to be better and find a better way.
  • Brian
    This was an amazingly powerful read and one that I will not forget anytime soon. In this memoir, we meet Patricia "Rabbit" Williams who grew up living in poverty. She gets pregnant while in middle school and has to deal with a mother with substance abuse issues, a cheating boyfriend as well as some rather unsavory jobs including dealing crack. The most remarkable part of this story is that it is both tragically sad but written in a hysterical man...
  • Samantha
    I just finished the Audible version of Rabbit: A Memoir by Patricia Williams!I always like to give autobiography/memoir authors a huge round of applause for taking the time to perform the narration of their book. As an AUDIBLE book listener, the experience of a book automatically becomes more than learning the writer’s voice through reading words. The experience is heightened by listening to the narrator‘s tones/inflections in their actual vo...
  • YupIReadIt
    This is the fucked up part..... as bad as her life was I just kept thinking it could have been so much worse!
  • Jeanette
    Ghetto and crack for sale block detail and extremes of every horrific nature for the first 2/3rds of this book. Patricia is honest and tells this in the language of her original illegal saloon home. And continues in like manner throughout the years up until she is the block organizer and procurer/controller for the local crack sales centered in front of the laundromat.Her spirit comes through and she is brave to tell some of the minutia she has e...
  • Kris Dickinson
    Well written memoir. This describes the life of the author growing up in a very drug and crime infested area. She had 2 children by the time she was 15, was dealing crack and had been shot twice before she was 20. Through out her life, she tried to rise above, at separate times raising 2 of her sisters children along with her own 4, getting her GED and going to school in order to better herself. Her memoir shows that it doesnt matter where you co...