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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.

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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.

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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!!!!

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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!

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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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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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<br /><br />My Favorite

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

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Grow 🌹 Roses Out Of The Poop

Those are the last six words of this unique memoir, and they truly encapsulate the author’s indomitable spirit in the face of the many potentially soul-crushing misfortunes that have afflicted her since her inauspicious birth. Holy Moses, starting from the most difficult and traumatic childhood imaginable, she managed to raise herself up and out of one horrendous situation after another with almost no assistance or nurturing whatsoever to become a truly self-made woman. Wow. I recommend this book to most mature, unshockable listeners (this book is RAW in every sense that prose can be raw), with only one caveat apart from its often R-rated (bordering on X-rated) language and subject matter. While Haddish thanks “the men who edited” in her Acknowledgments at the end, the book would have benefited greatly from one serious, professional editor, and probably even a coauthor or ghostwriter. Haddish pulls no punches about the fact that she was functionally illiterate until high school, and in the same way in which she refuses to delegate even her grocery shopping or dry cleaning to an assistant, she clearly insisted on writing her own story. That’s the book’s strength, in a way, but also a drawback for those listeners expecting a more structured narrative and more polished prose.

The song “The Last Black Unicorn,” which Haddish also wrote herself and sings at the end of the recording, is one of the most moving postscripts to any autobiography I’ve ever heard. That song, along with Haddish’s inimitable stage presence and vocal talent generally, is reason enough to spend a credit on this excruciatingly honest and touching memoir.

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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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • M Adeson
  • 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.

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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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  • PEJU OLAGUNJU
  • 04-24-18

Pj

The last black unicorn was such an interesting book. Tiffany Haddish was so genuine and sincere. It was funny sometimes, sad sad sometimes. I’m glad I got the audible version and listened to Tiffany tell her story. Love it. I’ll definitely listen to it again.

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  • Anu
  • 04-15-18

An amazing book!

I just discovered Tiffany a few weeks ago and I’m already in awe, and I’m so proud and inspired! It’s unreal that she’s faced all these and emerged on the top as she’s done, but the stories here are so UNREAL you can’t make this up and the way it’s been written is ridiculously entertaining. And Tiffany’s narration was absolutely amazing, I’m so glad I chose to listen to the audiobook. So many emotions!

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  • Spice
  • 04-13-18

Inspirational

loved it! God truly has a big purpose for your life, thank you for sharing your life experiences. Amidst it all you held strong and I have a feeling there is entirely more to come. Your life is a great testimony for us all...

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  • Earth Girl
  • 04-12-18

Heartbreaking, uplifting and inspiring - I love it

Tiffanys autobiography is a warts and all unfiltered and raw look at her struggle to the top of the comedy game. She had lived through, survived and learnt from situations that would have made others crumble.

She is a born fighter and smart as a whip with a determination and positive outlook that will help you put all of your problems into perspective.

Be warned there is A LOT of swearing!

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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

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  • Carla Tuipulotu
  • 12-31-17

She ready!

The last black unicorn showcases a woman who saw the glass a full, not half full- FULL. Her love, strength and determination throughout everything from the horn on her head to her foster grandpa to Roscoe (I think that's how you spell his name) to Arsenio Hall details a woman who dared to live her life to the fullest.