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The Last Black Unicorn

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From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.

Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn't beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money-as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman-to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend.

None of that worked (and she's still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy.

Tiffany can't avoid being funny-it's just who she is, whether she's plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person's mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others.

By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is-humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she's ready to inspire others through the power of laughter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 429g
  • Gallery
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1501181823
  • 9781501181825
  • 1,847

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"Actress Tiffany Haddish truly is a unicorn. Fierce, funny, and full of heart, this extremely personal essay collection should not be missed." * FastCompany.com * "Haddish is an author that demands to be heard and respected, but she never has to work hard to do that and more. If you liked Yes, Please by Amy Poehler or Bossypants by Tina Fey, this is right up your alley." * The Odyssey * "Each story is told like a good joke with a solid setup and punchline." * Man Repeller * "This book is exactly what you would expect from Tiffany Haddish-funny, crazy, surprising and magical." * Michigan Chronicle * "Readers will love discovering how Tiffany turned her passion for comedy into a full-time career." * RealSimple.com * "We love a good story of overcoming adversity and Tiffany Haddish is a true testament of that sentiment." * BET.com * "Brutally honest and hilarious." * InStyle.com * "Haddish is a hilarious, badass, and magical woman, and her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, is further proof of it. This book will have you ugly-crying with laughter as the actress delves deep into the (very) intimate details of her personal life, using the same incredible sense of humor and fierce, unflinching honesty that won our hearts in the first place." * Shondaland.com * "Juicy, hilarious, and jaw-dropping." * Chicago Tribune * "The Last Black Unicorn is an entertaining and engaging, must-read page-turner." * Philadelphia Tribune * "Tiffany Haddish has become known for her unabashed honesty, and continues to keep it 100 in new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn." * EBONY.com * "A bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart." * Library Journal * "It's 100% in her voice and feels like her telling you these stories, many heartbreaking, at a bar." * Book Riot * "The book is, no surprise, every bit as rowdy as the movie." * The New York Times Book Review * "This inspiring memoir will have you crying, laughing and wishing she was your BFF." * USA Today * "[A] harrowing and unforgettable memoir." * The New Yorker * "As raw and real as her stand-up act." * PEOPLE * "The Last Black Unicorn is an inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy and hilarious." * The New York Times Book Revew * "Tiffany Haddish is a force as a comedian. My girl demands to be heard and respected. I love you girl! Congratulations on all your success and continue to strive for greatness. You can do it!" -- Kevin Hart "I can't get enough of Tiffany. Whatever God gave her in the energy department needs to be bottled up and sold so everybody can instantly feel good. Once you hear her story and her approach to life you literally feel like you can do anything." -- Charlamagne Tha God
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