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.
This novel kept popping up everywhere I went online. Eventually, I couldn’t ignore it and added it to my Kindle wish list on Amazon. I figured since Tiffany Haddish is superhot these days, I wanted to read her memoir and find out what the funny lady is all about.
Well, I laughed so hard until I peed a little bit is what I got from her words. There were times I don’t even think she was trying to be funny, and she just oozes hilarity. One thing you have to honor and respect about Tiffany is that she kept it one hundred! In fact, there were parts of her story that was so raw and in your face, I was shocked she even went there with her readers, but she kept it very real with her audience. I can’t hate on that. I could feel her sincerity in her words.
I will say this book is definitely not for the Christian based readers. And by that I mean, if you’re one of those readers who have problems with profanity, sexual situations and talking about people in general, you may want to pass this book up because Tiffany doesn’t make any apologies for her life and who she is—nor should she have to. Although she’s a humbled woman now, her beginnings were far from that. It was just heartbreaking learning about her biological mother and what she endured thereby turning her mental instabilities onto Tiffany. But, I have to say, had her mother not had mental issues, Tiffany wouldn’t be the comedian she is. In fact, her upbringing was preparing her for a bigger blessing. God definitely brought this young woman into her own. And thank God for that because she’s a wonderful fresh voice to the literary world, as well as on screen and in comedy.
She can speak rudely sometimes and just throw her thoughts out there not really giving a damn who she may offend. Actually, if you think about it, how can anyone be mad at her for that. This is her story and it may not be packaged all sugary sweet as some of our lives may have been, but it’s not for us to judge. Tiffany is about as real as they come and I applaud her for telling her truth and being vulnerable enough to tell us who she is. She lets the world into her life and it was really horrible for a while. I could not believe all this woman has endured having turned out as well as she did. She was definitely guided by God’s hands.
This was an amazing read and one you can get through quickly because you can’t put the book down. You want to find out what else has she done or who has done something to her. I felt her pain, and it was a pleasure to journey through her life on the pages. What an awesome lady she is. I ain’t hatin’ Tiffany! You deserve all the wonderful things you’re receiving right now in this life.
Mello & June gives The Last Black Unicorn five laugh-out-loud stars. Tiffany’s story will take your breath away, have you peeing your drawls and speaking aloud as you read her crazy stories about show business, men, and life as a whole. I am so glad I added this to my Kindle reads. It’s an amazing story. I wish you continued success in all you do, Tiffany Haddish! God bless you! Until next time, Intellectual Minds, keep on reading.
Laughter will Cure what Ails Ya!