Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

Transformative. Sometimes a memoir describes a life similar to one’s own. Other times, a reader can learn about a world that bears little resemblance to our reality. I was gobsmacked when I read Patricia Williams memoir titled, Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat. This is a story about growing up poor and black in America. While she says, “Everybody’s got a struggle. Nobody gets through this life easy.”(p. 211), her life was never easy, and her struggle was very hard. While much of her story is sad, this memoir is all about the transformative power of love, and about how our lives can change. If you think you know a thing or two about growing up poor and black in America, or if you don’t, read this fine book and be inspired by one person’s story, and be angry about the conditions that create such a hard struggle to survive. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Rabbit from amazon.com.

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