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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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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.

63 of 68 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.

36 of 40 people found this review helpful

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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.

40 of 45 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!!!!

31 of 35 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!

42 of 49 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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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.

38 of 47 people found this review helpful

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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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Beautiful...

Great Read, Inspirational and Motivational for young ladies. You overcame what many can't. Beautiful Unicorn..

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Excellent, very entertaining.

This book is very entertaining from the beginning to the end. Tiffany Haddish is an awesome storyteller who had lived a very eventful life. Her spirit and perseverance is inspiring.

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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
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-14-17

main themes are money and fame...

a one time read. repeats the words money and comedy a lot. perhaps the last few chapters were not necessary

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  • ruth
  • 01-18-18

She ready

Such a great book, with enlightening content. This is a very Well done for Tiffany! 👏🏼

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  • Sabrina V Campbell
  • 01-17-18

Loved this book!

The fact that Tiffany tells us her story aloud adds to the humour. It’s is an inspiring story about struggling, but she made it and she did it with style. Enjoy!

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  • Katie
  • 01-15-18

Kept me engaged

Very interesting and thought provoking. Very honest writing. Only thing I struggled with was listening where other people could overhear! Language Timothy! Can't wait to see/hear more from this great lady :)

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  • lou85
  • 01-15-18

Emotional rollercoaster!!

Tiff is amazing!! This audio will have you holding back tears and then a sec later you'd burst into laughter. I listened to this on public transport to and from work, so I must have looked crazy but I didn't care! Beautiful to know that all the hurt and pain transformed into a winning situation. Must read!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-18

Brilliant

Full of laughs. Amazing how Tiffany has maintained such a positive outlook on life! loved it

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  • Miss S Richardson
  • 01-13-18

This book was brilliant .

I listened to this in 1 day. It was so good. Tiffany kee0s it real.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-18

amazing.

truly inspiring, hilarious and beautiful. I listened to this with a smile on my face on the way to work each morning, also at times with a blush and a tear or 2. wonderfully read, I actually hadn't heard of Tiffany Haddish before but now want to join her fan club. Thank you for your truth Tiffany x

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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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  • 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.

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  • Lisa Carlyon
  • 12-19-17

Tell your truth

loved it !!
keep being who you are & stay true to yourself !!
please write another book in a few years

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-17

As expected. Incredibly funny and uniquely Tiffany

A unique and gifted storyteller. Heartfelt and raw in places. A great journey into what makes Tiffany tick. Enjoyed everybit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful