Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There’s no way anyone but Tiffany Haddish could tell her own funny, jaw-dropping, tragic, and triumphant story. The Last Black Unicorn isn't just intensely personal; it's delivered with the kind of brash self-awareness that only a road-tested comedian can pull off. Haddish’s voice is almost heartbreakingly sincere, but she’s so attuned to her listeners that whether she’s talking about harrowing childhood abuse or ridiculous ex-boyfriends, every moment feels real and relatable. It seems like an impossible balance to sustain, but Haddish isn’t just anybody … she’s magical and utterly unique.
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I love this book so much . I love her in general and respect her , and her come up and how good of a comic she is . I recommend this book to EVERYONE I know guys girls family !
best boook ! 😘
i don’t like books but my mum wanted me to at least listen to a few and i prefer biographies, i had already read becoming by michelle obama and LOVED IT so i chose something else. When i listened to the preview i thought oh tiffany haddish i love her she’s so funny. I bought and started listening and fell in love. her story is incredible and it felt like i was having a conversation with her. you have got to read this book she’s amazing.