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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...
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...
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  • 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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  • Tiffany Haddish is a comedian, actress, and producer who was the breakout star of the smash comedy Girls Trip, where she appeared as the scene-stealing "Dina" alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall. Her additional film and television work includes The Last O.G., Night School, The Carmichael Show, Keanu, and a turn as host of the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Her debut stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, debuted on Showtime in August 2017. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Library Journal

    February 15, 2018

    Actress and stand-up comedian Haddish delivers (and narrates) an extremely candid collection of essays that are equal parts poignant and hilarious. To say she had a difficult childhood is putting it mildly. She was relentlessly teased in school, her mother was emotionally and physically abusive, and she was raised on and off by her grandmother. However, whether she is talking about hellish experiences in foster care or domestic abuse, she handles these topics with a remarkable sense of maturity, compassion, and wit. Throughout her trials, comedy gave her life and purpose, and it shows. She delivers a hilarious and rather bawdy collection covering her rise as a female comedian in the male-dominated field, being single, and living the Hollywood lifestyle. It is refreshing that Haddish's narration doesn't feel like listening to a comedy special but more like a late-night talk between friends that goes on for hours. This book will have no problem finding an audience--particularly fans of her work in the recent film Girls Trip and her Showtime comedy special, She Ready. VERDICT Perfect for any listener looking for a large dose of humor with their memoir. ["A bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart": LJ 12/17 review of the Gallery hc.]--Cathleen Keyser, NoveList, Durham, NC

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • AudioFile Magazine Tiffany Haddish is a larger-than-life personality whose success in the world of comedy belies a difficult childhood and early adulthood. Haddish doesn't hold back in her comedy, and her performance of her audiobook is no exception. She describes both the good and the bad in equal measure with remarkable candor. Incorporating different voices, some exaggerated, helps distinguish and add vivacity to the different characters. While she is a very funny, energetic person, some stories are edgy, and there's never a dull moment. Haddish's positive outlook in the face of adversity is to be admired. S.E.G. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine

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