The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish
Read by Tiffany Haddish

6.49 Hours 12/05/2017 unabridged
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From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn’t beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money—as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman—to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend. None of that worked (and she’s still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy. Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others. By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

An Audible.com bestseller

From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.

Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn’t beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money—as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman—to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend.

None of that worked (and she’s still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy.

Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others.

By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“She spares nothing in this no-holds-barred account…With an informal and conversational style, Haddish directly addresses readers, dares to be herself, and says, ‘You can’t fake funny.’ Verdict: A bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart.” Library Journal
“As raw and real as her stand-up act.” People
“The book is, no surprise, every bit as rowdy as the movie.” New York Times Book Review
“Tiffany Haddish has become known for her unabashed honesty, and continues to keep it 100 in new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn." Ebony

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by Michael 1/30/2018
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Unabashedly Honest

I'm not sure how to review a biography. I can't say it was a good story or a bad tale, because this is a look at someone's life, one in which all is laid out for all to to see. She is brave for it, and I applaud her for her successes, well deserved after a hard road.

Author

Author Bio: Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddis, one of the stars of NBC’s The Carmichael Show, has co-starred opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the 2016 film Keanu. She has made an appearance in the feature film Mad Families and starred in the feature film Girls Trip, opposite Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah. She has made guest appearances on Chelsea Lately, My Name Is Earl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Def Comedy Jam, and New Girl, among others. Her first Showtime stand-up comedy special debuted in 2017.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English