Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

by Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber


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ISBN-13: 9780062407313
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 30,291
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Patricia Williams, the fifth child of an alcoholic single mother, came of age in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. At 12, she had her first boyfriend; by 15 she was a mother of two. Williams wanted to give her children the kind of life she’d always dreamed of, but with no education or job skills her options were slim. Thus began Williams’ lucrative career as a drug dealer. After numerous run-ins with the law and a stint behind bars, Williams decided to turn her life around. She now goes by the stage name Ms. Pat and enjoys a successful career as a comedian. Williams lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three children.

Award-winning journalist Jeannine Amber lives in Brooklyn with her daughter, Niko.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Bear Cat 5

Chapter 2 Hot Lead 13

Chapter 3 Struggling and Scheming 19

Chapter 4 Angel in Leather Boots 31

Chapter 5 Devil in Disguise 37

Chapter 6 First Dance 43

Chapter 7 Love Lesson 51

Chapter 8 Age of Consent 57

Chapter 9 Love and Options 63

Chapter 10 Wife on the Side 69

Chapter 11 It's Time 75

Chapter 12 Baby Formula 83

Chapter 13 Hustlers and the Weak 91

Chapter 14 Night Crawlers 99

Chapter 15 Partners in Crime 105

Chapter 16 Mama on the Block 111

Chapter 17 The Breakup 123

Chapter 18 Aim Higher 133

Chapter 19 Locked Up 143

Chapter 20 Hood Wisdom 153

Chapter 21 Mr. Nice Guy 163

Chapter 22 Four More 173

Chapter 23 Letting Go 181

Chapter 24 Job Readiness 187

Chapter 25 Eight Minus Four 197

Chapter 26 Angels 203

Epilogue 215

How This Book Came To Be 219

Acknowledgments 223

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Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and inspiring story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing what you thought you would never share. I agree angels were watching over you.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Great read from beginning to end!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Definite page turning.... Hilarious and heart renching. kudos to the hustle and the come-up.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very interesting read. Great writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day! I just couldn’t put it down. I had so many emotions while reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It inspired me and I would share with anyone. You yourself are an angel Ms. Pat thank you for this journey with your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one night. It's funny, sad, enlightening, inspiring, etc. A success story that I hope continues. It's always nice to hear about people doing well and finding happiness in life...
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
Rabbit definitely got knocked down quite a few times before she saw the light. She holds nothing back when she talks about her life and how she seemed to follow in her mom’s shoes until her time in jail when she met other women who were like her. She wanted to change, she swore she was going to change but when she was released, it was too easy to fall back into her old ways. She needed a nudge, a threat, a constant reminder of the potential that she had within her to change. That prod and force was Michael. Growing up in the 1980’s, she was being raised by a single mother with four other siblings. In the hood, her mother liked her alcohol and her pot, her children were secondary. Their grandfather took the family in and Rabbit didn’t realize how well she had it until he was hauled off to jail. Her grandfather residence was actually a bootlegging house where he mixed his potions and individuals drank until they passed out. By the time Rabbit was fifteen, she had two children under the age of two, she was single with no education past the seventh grade. She wanted more for herself and her children but how was she going to get it? As I read this novel, I could feel the struggle that Rabbit was battling. She felt locked within her situation and couldn’t see a way out. She wanted more for herself and her children but she didn’t know how to get herself out of the spiral she falling into. She knew she needed money but without an education she couldn’t get a deceit job so she did what she saw others doing. She couldn’t think outside her world, she didn’t know how. When she landed in jail, she was exposed to others who gave her the tools to look outside her world, to be resourceful so she could find other solutions but when she was released, she was delivered right back into her old world where she already had a pattern. She needed something or someone to push her off course. This was an interesting read and I appreciated Rabbit’s honesty to show her readers the life that she led. I found myself agreeing to some of the notions that Rabbit emphasized in this novel, she brought up some fantastic points. I thought Rabbit was a kind soul from the beginning but her situation didn’t allow for it to be revealed until later in life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. Couldn't put it down.