Rabbit: A Memoir


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$17.99  $16.73
Dey Street Books
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5.3 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Patricia Williams grew up in Elyria, Ohio surrounded by relatives and friends, then spent a few unforgettable years in Cumberland, Maryland. She is now retired from a long and satisfying career as a dental hygienist and lives in Olympia, Washington, where she has enjoyed gardening, crafting, tracing genealogy, reading, caring for pets, and entertaining visitors on the same parcel of paradise since 1977. She lives with her spouse, Katy Murray. Learn more about Williams at www.patriciawilliamsbook.com.

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


"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

"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

"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