Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There’s no way anyone but Tiffany Haddish could tell her own funny, jaw-dropping, tragic, and triumphant story. The Last Black Unicorn isn't just intensely personal; it's delivered with the kind of brash self-awareness that only a road-tested comedian can pull off. Haddish’s voice is almost heartbreakingly sincere, but she’s so attuned to her listeners that whether she’s talking about harrowing childhood abuse or ridiculous ex-boyfriends, every moment feels real and relatable. It seems like an impossible balance to sustain, but Haddish isn’t just anybody … she’s magical and utterly unique.
Entertaining and engaging
The only audiobook I’ve been able to finish. It plays like she’s telling you an entertaining story so it doesn’t feel like you need to put in effort to stay focused. Is it eloquent? Maybe not but with other audiobooks the narration has me struggling not to zone out every minute.
Hilarious, heavy, heartfelt and an around awesome book.
Raw and funny