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Summary

Best Spoken Word Grammy Award nominee! 

From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. 

Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system and certainly not at the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. Tiffany faced the 'routine' hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder - but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. She's humble, grateful, down to earth, and funny as hell. She still cleans the toilet the way she was shown by a foster mom who worked as a maid, and she still rolls her joints the way one of her foster dads taught her. 

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: It's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter. 

©2017 Tiffany Haddish (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Amazing!!

This was just fantastic from start to finish! I laughed so much. Even through hard times she made you smile and laugh. Brilliant listen, will be buying the hard copy.

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Lots of laughs

"Grow roses out of the poop."

Lots of laughs and fun listening to Haddish narrate her book. She's managed to add humour to the dark moments in her life.

Haddish is a great entertainer.

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In one word... Honest, in two 'she ready'

I love Tiffany, she's a natural entertainer who will tell you exactly how it is but make you laugh while doing it.
Her story might be tragic in many parts, but she owns it all. It's her story and she knows how to tell it. I recommend the audio book over the written one, she is an entertainer and listening to her adds to the story in so many ways. She talks to you like you were sitting in her house having drinks and trading stories, she let's you know when things are going to get real too.
Every fibre of my being wants her to continue succeeding, after hearing her story you will too.

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The Beautiful Unicorn

Loved It. Funny AF. I felt it was honest and real. Tiffany likes one of the girls.

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Wonderful!!

Truly enjoyed her story from beginning to end, will be recommending this book to others.👍🏽

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Loved it!!!

Tiffany’s story is so inspiring. I found myself laughing out loud on the bus, crying at the sad parts and just physically reacting. What an amazing storyteller she is.

Absolutely loved this book and Tiffany Haddish!!

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Not a bad read at all.

it was a good book and a good read. she's had an interesting back ground, however I found it similar to Kevin Harts book.

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Eyyyy!!

This was my first choice when I said I was going to pick up a book and start reading again. It had so much relatable stories then the humour throughout just made even more of a great read. Thank You Tiffany Haddish for sharing youre life its been inspiring.

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Somewhat disappointed

I thought I would love this book. I really wanted to. in fact now I get why people often say that about books. the stories were all over the place like short essays with no real ending and lessons and they seemed highly exaggerated. however her performance and depiction of people's voices and emotions was top notch.

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Loved it!

Raw, beautiful, painful, honest and ofcourse very funny.
If you're a fan you'll love it!

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  • 08-12-17

Sad it ended

This book was amazingly raw. I loved it and I love Tiffany even more.
I NEVER revisit an audiobook but as soon as I’m done telling you how amazing this book was I’m going to restart it all over again.

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  • 24-12-17

Interesting...

I saw her first on The Daily Show, and I thought she was hilarious. I copped this book think it'd be funny too. But, honestly it wasn't. It was actually very sad. Her story is quite moving and she is rather candid and revelatory of her flaws, which was what made this book worthwhile to me. Tiffany had no problem airing out her demons for the world to see. This whole thang was like a vicarious heart to heart and I totally dig it.

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  • Monique B
  • 20-02-18

Good read but a bit confusing.

This was a really good book. I could really relate. The story did jump around alot, so I found myself lost at times. You would think that this would be a funny story because she is a comedian. Couldn't be further from the truth. The story was painful, joyous and real. I'm glad she was able to tell her story. Good read.

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  • gertrudys leal
  • 11-12-17

A must read!

This book will make you see that anything is possible no matter where you started in life while it makes you crack up the entire time. It’s The FASTEST AUDIBLE I have ever listened to. I kept making excuses to get on the car and drive so I could listen to more!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-17

The last black unicorn indeed!

I loved this book. I particularly enjoyed listening to Tiffany's voice as she narrated the story. And hearing about her experiences makes me admire her even more. Yes, she's a talented comic but most of all she's a super strong woman for having the fortitude to deal with her traumatic childhood & Adult experiences rather allowing these bad memories to envelope her and drown her. I wish her continued success, joy and happiness in all of her endeavors. This book has many life lessons & will revitalize your life!

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  • TARiley
  • 08-12-17

Raw

Most memorable and favorite character was Roscoe. Tiffany has definitely done what others would never do or admit to doing. I love that she's 100% transparent and unapologetic about it. I wish more people were like her...living their truth whether good or bad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-01-20

Negative wish I didn't download it

Her early life experience was interesting but information after that was non inspiring and didn't need to know every detail. Can't un hear it. Wish I could.

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  • Nise
  • 10-12-17

Unapologetically Real

Couldn't stop listening!!! Tiffany is really amazing for sharing her life with us. I was able to connect with her through out this book and hope that any one who reads this is inspired by her courage ,tanacity and DGAF attitude as much as I was.

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  • Francine G.
  • 05-12-17

My Favorite

I love love the book. Tiffany didn't hold back. Thank you, because we all been there.

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  • Kenya
  • 08-12-17

I almost peed!

I loved every minute of this book. Tiffany Haddish is hilarious. Although her story is sometimes tragic, she's able to put a comedic spin on it. She makes you realize that no matter where you come from or how bad you life may be you can still rise.

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