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The Last Black Unicorn - Tiffany Haddish
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... show more
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 at 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.

[Audiobook is narrated by the author.]
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Format: mp3 Audiobook
ISBN: 9781508245537
Publisher: Simpn & Schuster Audio
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
3.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis is a very difficult book to rate. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. There were definitely funny parts, but much of the book dealt with very serious issues. This is not a critique, but I think it is helpful knowing this before you start ...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
4.0 Last Black Unicorn
A co-worker of mine recommended this book to me. I had not previously heard of Tiffany Haddish, but I'm ready to seek out any stand-up specials or movies I can find featuring her. Haddish recounts stories of an abusive mother, absent father, foster care, ex-boyfriends, abusive ex-husband, and her ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 I guess that's one way to go into business for yourself
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish is part memoir and part uplifting 'anyone can succeed' comedy. It was quite an interesting experience reading this on the heels of I've Got This Round as both are funny slice of life books by hilarious women. The main difference is that I felt more of a conn...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Lack of Cohesive Structure Causes Memoir to Lack Depth
Well. I do love Tiffany Haddish. I have been so happy to see how popular she has gotten and wish her nothing but success. That said, this memoir was lacking in a lot of ways for me. Parts of it were funny and parts just made me want to find her and give her a hug. This entire memoir is raw. It is al...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.0 The Last Black Unicorn
I Picked Up This Book Because: I’ve seen Tiffany give several interviews concerning the book and her stories are just too good not to hear/read. The Story: Tiffany might be one of the best souls I’ve ever gotten to know a piece of in my time on this earth. The things she has been through, the abus...
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