- Author: Tiffany Haddish | Hardcover : 288 pages | ISBN-13 : 978-1501181825
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.
I didn’t know Tiffany Haddish before this book and I can affirm she’s an awesome lady. The last black unicorn is a narration by the author herself, full of emotion and realness you can’t find anywhere else. When I read its goodreads summary (the one above) I looked forward laughing out loud but it’s not the case. The book made me cry instead ,because you know those memories of your teen years? Those stories you will never tell anyone because you wish you could forget that happened? We all have those stories including Tiffany and she tells them in plain truth.
Tiffany has lived a hard life which makes her success all the more admirable and deserved. Each story in her book reveals something about her character and growth into the woman she is today. She shares her joy, her pain and somehow it didn’t get depressing. After everything that she’s been through the fact that she’s so positive and hysterical and energetic is awe-inspiring.
Tiffany is a great storyteller so I recommend this book to everyone.
I believe in God. And I believe I have purpose in life. I believe we all do. I believe you do, too. I believe my purpose is to bring joy to people, to make them laugh, and to share my story to help them. To show people that no matter what, they matter how dark they can succeed. No matter how bad things go, on matter how dark your life is, there is reason for it. You can find beauty in it, and you can get better. I know, because I’ve done it. That’s why my comedy so often comes from my pain. In my life, and I hope in yours, I want us to grow roses out of poop.