About the book (Good reads)
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.
Tiffany Haddish is certainly a hilarious writer. I loved how she brought out humor into her life experience. There is a special way she did it. It takes an immense amount of talent to do this. Tiffany is a true testament to working hard to achieve your dreams and goals and she did this despite the many challenges she faced in journey to standup comedy and Hollywood. All a reader is left with is admiration in her character, her resilience and patience to reach her goals.
After everything she has been through, you would expect the negatives that happened to her bring her down but instead she excelled and was able to achieve her goals. I personally had not heard about Tiffany Haddish until I watched a movie she starred in – Girls Trip. I loved her character in this movies and so did I love her memoir and how she narrated it.
I loved the flow the back and forth between her past and her present. The rationale as to how she would behave towards certain people and circumstances and how she has managed to remain positive. This is a wonderful memoir. What makes it unique is the humor in it. As you read you find yourself going on and on and before you know it the book is over.
I did not struggle reading this one, checking to see how many more pages remained before I completed the book. It was a seamless read. I also loved the way the book was written, the African American slung made the book believable and you could actually feel like she was personally narrating the story to you.
The book will make you appreciate her journey as a standup comedian and actress.