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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.
"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
"This is, in short, a humdinger of a memoir - mesmerizing"--Buffalo News
"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."
"Unforgiving and darkly hilarious."--Washington Post
"Ms. Pat, gives readers insight into what it's really like to be young black woman growing up in America."--TODAY.com
"Rabbit tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor in unexpected places."--New York Times
"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
"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
"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
"Her story is one that dares everyone reading it to dream bigger." --Bust Magazine
"I pounced on [Ms. Pat's] book. And I thought she did such a great job...God, [Rabbit] was entertaining. And I recommended it to so many people." --David Sedaris, author of the New York Times bestseller Calypso