The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

Book - 2017
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The popular comedian traces her youth in Atlanta's most troubled neighborhood at the height of the crack epidemic, discussing her experiences with petty crime and prostitution that led to her becoming a mother at age thirteen before resolving to secure a better life for her children.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062407306
Characteristics: viii, 227 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 18, 2019

I read this book in two days. I would have read it in one but I have to work. I experienced so many emotions when reading this book, I asked so many questions like "How can this happen to a child? Why couldn't anyone report this?" I applaud Ms. Pat for sharing her story and allowing us to see a glimpse of her reality. This is a great book and I recommend everyone to read it!

Mar 04, 2019

Stop everything you are doing and read this book! This book is very eye opening. It makes you cry, it makes you laugh out loud...it is a great memoir!

Feb 03, 2019

Patricia's life is WAY different than mine and how I grew up. It's sad and hard to listen to this book and know there are many people out there who struggle growing up, are abused and turn to a life of crime because that's all they know or it seems like easy money or they just don't know any better. This was an eye opener for me.

Sep 13, 2018

There were several laugh out loud moments throughout this book

Sep 07, 2018

The author grew up during the crack epidemic, raised with 5 kids in the home with an abusive mom, By 13 she was pregnant, and by 16 had 2 kids, and how she was determined to make a better life for her kids. With no education, she quickly learned that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive.
I read this book quickly as it kept my interest, and an eye opener what many go through at a young age, makes me so grateful I was raised in a loving home. At the same time I felt proud of the author Pat. She did a great job in writing this book about her life.

Mar 14, 2018

This book is an easier, more comic read than "Random Family" though it seemingly features the same exact people. They're not the exact same people in actuality, but a type of people: those living in utter poverty, those who grow up without parenting, those who have children when they're still babies themselves. The co-author though, got the tone exactly right on this one. There's no pity and always an amusing and compelling through-narrative. I really, really enjoyed this read. I feel like I'd like to see Ms. Pat on the comedy circuit but also that I might have already read most of her stories. Still, I'd want to come out and see her to support her and give her two big thumbs up.

Mar 05, 2018

I loved this book. I was hooked from the epigraph. At times it can be very hard to read. The situations so raw that you are left reading with your mouth half open. The end is so worth it. You root for her the entire time and in the end I think she wins. Love wins.

Dec 18, 2017

Listen to this book. Much of it is sad, but faith, hope and love overcome the sadness, and the greatest of these is love.


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