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Publisher's 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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Mind blowing book that will make you smile!

Mind blowing honest book full of bizarre stories told raw. The book is about taking all the shit that came your way and turning them into gold. I guarantee it will make one smile and lol at times. First time I actually enjoyed an autobiography. The Audible version is read by herself and is all worth every minute to be enjoyed. I recommend the book for all the women and men who hv struggles and insecurities, which is probably all of us.

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  • Dee
  • 21-02-2019

Brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant! THIS BOOK IS SO REAL!! Laughed heaps and related to the painful moments aswell, just loved it! Needs more stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Last Black Unicorn

Thank you . You are an inspirstion and a reminder to be yourself in all aspects of Life Man this shiiitt was Funny . this definitely was a funny book and also real x Thank you for sharing you .

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Absolutely Hilarious!

Tiffany’s performance is the best thing about this audiobook. Her voices and exclamations are absolutely hilarious! I rarely laugh out loud but I couldn’t control it certain parts of the book. (Bertha and Rosco stories made me lmao)
Her stories are insightful and very very entertaining.
I would definitely recommend getting this audiobook.
Disclaimer: don’t listen on public transport. You will not be able to contain the random bursts of laughter and people *will* stare at you xD (no regrets though)

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The most awesome book I have read in years.

Get it. You won't regret it. So many belly laughs, but also a heart warming story.

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Haddish story is unique

I loved the book, her healing powers and the struggle she went through to her success.

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A inspiration however struggled in some areas.

I enjoyed it for the most part however I really struggled with her chapter about Roccoe. It was cringy to hear her imitate him. Almost felt like she was humiliating him. However glad to know she became a success after all that life threw at her. Def a inspiration.

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A bit different from my normal choices

After seeing Tiffany on a number of talk shows promoting this book - my interest was piqued. I love Tiffany; she's real, engaging and a whole lot of laughs...

The stories in here are indeed hilarious albeit quite bizarre if not straight up vulgar - but they're her stories and she tells them the way she wants and I appreciate that.

Given this book 3 stars, just due to the repetitive nature of her writing, she would repeat the same thing in the same sentence so it got a bit annoying. I suppose she wrote the book in the way she would speak, but think the editor could have done a better job in getting rid of unnecessary sentences.

Enjoyed the stories, and you find yourself loving Tiffany even more.

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  • Rie
  • 28-04-2021

Love

So raw,
So hilarious,
So good, thank you for such an honest book
Cannot recommend enough

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Honest, raw & confronting - funny nonetheless

I found this book challenging, surprising, frustrating & funny to listen to. Tiffany is honest, reflective & crass & she does not hold back, so if you like things sugar coated - this is not the book for you.

I’m amazed at how forgiving Tiffany is given the physical & mental abuse she suffered from her mother, domestic violence in her relationships & struggles she endured to become a successful female comedienne.

This book is for adults but perhaps it could be adapted for teenagers because there are valuable life lessons that young women & men could benefit from hearing so they know they’re not alone.

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  • HerHighness
  • 08-12-2017

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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  • The2ndhorseman
  • 24-12-2017

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
  • 20-02-2018

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
  • 11-12-2017

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
  • 09-12-2017

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
  • 08-12-2017

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
  • 25-01-2020

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
  • 10-12-2017

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.
  • 05-12-2017

My Favorite

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

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  • Kenya
  • 08-12-2017

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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  • Safiya
  • 20-12-2017

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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  • Madeson
  • 09-12-2017

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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  • Mike B
  • 10-01-2020

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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  • Lisa-Marie
  • 04-03-2018

The Beautiful Unicorn

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

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  • miss kindle
  • 02-03-2018

Wonderful!!

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

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  • Tee
  • 02-03-2018

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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  • Eric lamps
  • 11-06-2018

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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