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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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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.

143 of 152 people found this review helpful

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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.

128 of 139 people found this review helpful

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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!!!!

49 of 56 people found this review helpful

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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!

52 of 61 people found this review helpful

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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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<br /><br />My Favorite

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

42 of 53 people found this review helpful

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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.

43 of 55 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Lindsay
  • Denver, CO, United States
  • 02-27-18

Maybe my expectations were too high...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'd recommend it, but it's not my favorite memoir/autobiography I've read. There were parts that I enjoyed, but then there were parts where she felt like a character of herself.

Did Tiffany Haddish do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Tiffany did a great job narrating Tiffany. Most of the other "voices" weren't great, in my opinion. Her other characters reminded me of when children pretend to talk as an adult.

Any additional comments?

My less than 5 star review goes against the majority of opinions, so I am aware that most people might not agree with my opinions. Tiffany's story is interesting, but I found her writing/narration to be both over the top and simplistic at times. When she wrote/spoke in someone else's voice, she often repeats their last sentence twice, which just felt rudimentary. Her story about her marriage was my favorite because I felt like that was where she wasn't being a character and shared the most impact truths.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Safiya
  • 12-20-17

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Madeson
  • 12-09-17

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-18

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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  • Lisa-Marie
  • 03-04-18

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
  • 03-02-18

Wonderful!!

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

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  • Tee
  • 03-02-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-18

I love this book!

Tiffany Haddish is so real, so funny, I laughed so much but she still managed to get me all emotional. Her determination to succeed is evident in her stories and the way she told them.
Congratulations, this book is awesome.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-13-18

loved every minute!

As above! Defo worth reading. A glimpse into someone else's life that could of been so different

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-18

I loved it.

i thought it was open and honest and funny. It's so good that the author reads it to you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-18

A real unicorn

This book is awesome. Tiffany is so open about her life when she really doesn’t have to be and it was wonderful to hear her story in her own words! I highly recommend reading or listening to this wonderful book!

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  • Hayley
  • 04-28-18

Hilariously honest

The most honest and raw story. Told so hilariously. Tiffany Haddish you are truly amazing and so funny.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-18

Thank you for being 100

A true inspiration to being yourself, unapologetically. Loved every minute of it. Thank you TIFFANY!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-18

Incredible !

Absolutely loved this book. Tiffany's passion, courage and persistence and love is so evident. Her childhood struggles are devastating and resonated deeply within me. Wishing her all the successes in the world.

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  • Merrissa
  • 03-27-18

Loved it

Loveed it so much. she is amazing. can not wait to see what the future holds for her. she deserves every bit of success she achieves.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-18

Interesting read

A good one to listen to especially because the author herself reads it out. Interesting and funny at the start but kinda fell flat at the end. She’s a good comedian and some of her stories were heart wrenching to hear. A true showcase that you can make it in the world regardless of your background and for that I’m happy :)

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  • Lisa
  • 01-16-18

Have to read/listen

Loved this! What a life, so interesting and funny. The fact Tiffany reads it makes a it event better.

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  • Philip
  • 01-16-18

severe disappointment

Repeated stories about how wonderful her vagina. rest boring. regret that I bothered finishing it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-18

Brilliantly laugh out loud funny. #Real

Absolutely hilarious i am so glad I listened to it rather then reading it. This is a laugh out loud book and Tiffany is not afraid to tell us her story. makes you realise how down to earth she really is.

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  • Violetta
  • 01-06-18

Inspiration

I would honestly recommend this book to any adult that I know! My girl, Tiffany Haddish, is just the most amazing down to earth person. I mean to go through all that and want to make people smile for a living? That’s just amazing! And I love how it’s her narrating it because after watching her stand up shows you can just imagine her performing her book on stage. So much love for his woman! And this book just made me love her even more! 💖💖💖 #ComedianGoddess

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-18

Queen Bobby (Mama Bee)

i loved it your so beautiful and funny 😘💖 i wish one day i have the strength to do something i love as much as you love making people laugh...

i wish you nothing but the best