Review: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Title: The Last Black Unicorn

Author: Tiffany Haddish

Pages: 288 Pages

Publisher: Gallery Books

The Blurb

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.

The Review

I’m going to admit something. Before listening to The Last Black Unicorn I didn’t know who Tiffany Hddishwas. I bought the book because I really like unicorns. What I know now is that she has had an interesting life. Bizarre, but interesting.

At times, you feel completely sympathetic for some of the things that she had been through. Sometimes you kind of had difficulty deciding whether or not Haddish was the villain of the story. Either way, you cannot help but admire her tenacity and moxie.

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish is available now.

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