I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Published by Gallery Books on December 5th 2017
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Format: Audio, eARC
Source: Audiobook provided by Libro.fm, Edelweiss eArc
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.
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Hilarious, honest, heartbreaking- Tiffany Haddish is an all around badass comedian, actor and human! I loved her in Keanu and Girls Trip, but she slammed the competition on Talk Show the Game Show (which I watched because Karen from My Favorite Murder is a judge). Totally recommending the audiobook!
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