The Last Black Unicorn

The Last Black Unicorn

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"From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. Tiffany faced the 'routine' hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder--but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. She's humble, grateful, down to earth, and funny as hell. She still cleans the toilet the way she was shown by a foster mom who worked as a maid, and she still rolls her joints the way one of her foster dads taught her. Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays--it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter"--
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2017
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501181825
Branch Call Number: 792.76028 H1173H 2017
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 08, 2019

I love her. She's just her self. The book reads like shes talking to you. For those giving the book lower ratings because you thought it was suppose to be funny, is your fault not hers. Her book is still funny, her life is worth reading about.

ChildrenRoom Aug 22, 2019

You will be laughing from the beginning to end. Tiffany Haddish is able to share about her difficult past and how she got where she is today delivered through humor.

Mar 21, 2019

This woman is hilarious and the fact that she can be as funny, upbeat and positive as she is in spite of all she's been through is a mystery to me. Glad to see in the news that she's enjoying her success and all kinds of new projects and opportunities.

Dec 27, 2018

By turns funny and heartbreaking, comedian Tiffany Haddish bares both the highlights and low points of her life. Her story will have you cheering for her.

Nov 22, 2018

I couldn't stop reading this book even if I wanted to. Super deep and funny at the same time. Makes me love Tiffany Haddish more than I did before.

Nov 16, 2018

I could not put this book down and I finished it in a day. It was literally one of the funniest books I've read and it would be really interesting to hear the audiobook for this. She has a lot of crazy stories to say the least. I laughed, cried a little, and mostly had my eyes wide and jaw dropped as I read this book.

Jul 23, 2018

This was an incredible read.Tiffany Haddish is inspiring and so incredibly real. This is my first autobiographical book I've read and it was great. I totally recommend it!

Jun 12, 2018

After all she's been through it's nice to see her getting her just due. She is a funny story teller. The Groupon story with Jada Pinkett and Will Smith is a classic!!

Jun 11, 2018

Tiffany shares her story, I laughed, I cried. It's a quick easy read you could finish in a day. I honestly didn't know such horrifying life stories existed. Tiffany is humorous and the novel ends on more of a cheery note. I find myself really hoping for the best for her. I'm a fan.

CarleeMcDot May 21, 2018

I think I saw this book on someone's Instagram stories so I added it to my library list. I don't know anything about Tiffany, but apparently she is a pretty famous comedian. When I found that out I was expecting this book to be funny... it's not. It is about her real life experiences that she's lived and that have brought her to where she is today. And let's just say they are real and raw - including things like rape, domestic violence, etc. I think because I went into this book assuming it was going to be a comedy I was thrown off and didn't love it. I appreciate that she was keeping it real and her underlying theme of "if I can get through this, so can you" but it just didn't completely resonate with me. It was a very quick read though so I didn't feel like I had committed too much time not to see it through to the end. (Maybe knowing her and her type of comedy might have given me more insight before picking up the book as well.) I would give it a 5 out of 10.

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