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.
I adore Tiffany Haddish. She has an amazing spirit and she's hilarious. But the book wasn't as great as she is.
Be warned, this is not a "laugh a minute" book. She tells her story raw. Parts of it will break your heart. If you're looking for a funny road trip worthy audio book,
I'd suggest you adjust your expectations before picking this one.
In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony.
What disappointed you about Autobiography of a Fat Bride?
I almost never rate an audio book unless I loved it. Audio books can be tricky because if I don't like it, it's hard for me to tell if it's the book that I don't like, or the reader. But for whatever the reason, I didn't like or relate to any of the characters accept Nanna. She was adorable. But I loathed the main character. I found her completely unlikable. Always complaining. whining and generally miserable to be around.
Some of the stories seemed like they weren't fully fleshed out. As if she just had a word count to meet.
What could Laurie Notaro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Maybe it would have been better with a different reader.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The only redeeming character in the book, for me, was Nanna. She was adorable. I enjoyed the stories where she was featured.
Any additional comments?
So many people seemed to have loved this book, that I feel like I should give the author at least 1 more try. Maybe I'll just get another one on kindle, so I can tell if it's really her I don't like or just the way the reader presented her.
Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.
What disappointed you about Undead and Unwed?
I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series and was looking for something else of that sort. Although Sookie annoyed me from time to time, my dislike of Betsy was from beginning to end. She is supposed to be an adult woman but behaves more like a bratty teen. She is rude, blissful in her ignorance, overly judgmental, unlikable. I will not continue the series. Honestly, the only character I found interesting was Sinclair.