The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom 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 ...

Details The Last Black Unicorn

TitleThe Last Black Unicorn
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherGallery Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Humor, Audiobook, Biography

Reviews The Last Black Unicorn

  • Roxane
    This is definitely worth reading. Haddish is incredibly funny, smart and observant. She has lived a hard life which makes her success all the more admirable and deserved. There are places where I wanted more depth. The book is short and reads fast, sometimes too fast. But the funny parts will bring you to tears. So will the painful parts. I am not a fan of books by comedians is all. They just don’t work as cohesive narratives.
  • Navessa
    Indomitable spirit. Which historical figures come to mind when you hear that phrase? Mother Teresa? Gandhi, maybe? Those are two of the people who pop into my head right away.And now, whenever I hear those words, I will also think of Tiffany Haddish.I was late to the Haddish fandom. I somehow missed her years of stand up. It wasn’t until I saw the preview for Girls Trip and was like, “WHO IS THAT HILARIOUS WOMAN?” that I became aware of her...
  • Didi
    I definitely recommend listening to The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish. Firstly she's hysterical and can definitely tell a joke and/or a story. The memoir traces her life from her youth to current her success. Each story reveals something about her character and her growth into the woman she is today. Some of the stories are draw dropping and snatched my edges, but as a whole it's very interesting. The only real complaints I had with The L...
  • FrankieReads
    Please Note: I DNF'd this book at about the 40% mark. I listened to the audiobook version. This book was terrible. First, it wasn't written well at all. The story was extremely choppy and rushed. There were quite a few recountings of very ugly things that occurred in Haddish's life, but were told in an overly light-hearted manner that came across unseemly and inappropriate. The book detailed some of the obstacles that Haddish had to overcome prio...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest🌟 I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Tonks: strong heroine. For more info on this challenge, click here. 🌟I knew I wanted to read this book the moment I watched her interview with Trevor Noah. She seemed like such a fun, wonderful, crazy person. I watched Girls Trip recently, you know, for "research," and in that movie, I feel like Tiffany Haddish is channelin...
  • Erin
    If you looked up the word Authentic on the internet, a giant picture of Tiffany Haddish should be next to it.A lot of people had never heard of Tiffany Haddish until her star making role in last years Girls Trip, but Tiffany has been on her grind for decades. Tiffany is an overnight sensation that was 20 plus years in the making. Tiffany like most great comedians has had a rough life. Abandoned by her father, raised by a mentally ill and abusive ...
  • L.J. Shen
    So good it's not even funny.Well, actually, it is really, really funny.Listen to the audiobook if you can. I didn't know Tiffany Haddish's work before, but I try to listen to a variety of genres and this book had a great rating. I'm not surprised. This woman's story is inspiring and heartbreaking. She is hilarious and so, so real. 5 stars.
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Tiffany Haddish is a funny person and a funny comedian, but this book was vastly disappointing.I listened to the audiobook, and I really expected a killer narration. Every single other audiobook autobiography of an actor/comedian that I've ever listened to was flawlessly narrated. I mean, it's their own words and they're actors, right? Well, not here. Tiffany's narration was so odd. Really choppy, really strangely read, like she had trouble with ...
  • Carol
    I will explain that rating, I promise, but not tonight.
  • Jessica Woodbury
    I was nervous that a Tiffany Haddish book wouldn't feel like Tiffany Haddish, but happily no one has tried to change her. This book is so clearly 100% Tiffany, which is wise. If you've seen her on screen you would know if there was any attempt to dress her up or change her voice. A lot of this book is funny, but a lot of it really isn't. A rough childhood, troubled relationships with men, and plenty of encounters with misogyny in comedy. What you...
  • SheReadsALot
    "Growing roses out of poop"Other than reading, I really love comedy. Really great stand up can be an art form. I love to wallow in it from time to time. My top faves include Pryor and Murphy (old leather wearing Eddie Murphy) (though his brother Charlie Murphy is a fucking riot (may he RIP) and surpassed Eddie's jokes at times) Oh and Chris Rock! AHHHH! I could go on for days about him. So funny. I still watch old comedy specials of these guys an...
  • Krista Regester
    Tiffany Haddish is a one of a kind, strong, beautiful, hilarious woman. What she has gone through in her life has truly made her into what she is today, but it’s still heartbreaking that she had to go through it. The first half of her book was about her childhood, her family, her introduction to comedy, and her relationships. I found myself laughing aloud so hard that I had tears running down my face. I couldn’t believe what was coming out of...
  • Obsidian
    Well. I do love Tiffany Haddish. I have been so happy to see how popular she has gotten and wish her nothing but success. That said, this memoir was lacking in a lot of ways for me. Parts of it were funny and parts just made me want to find her and give her a hug. This entire memoir is raw. It is also real and you are going to read about a lot of things that may make you cringe and wonder how in the world did Haddish even get through the things s...
  • Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
    Awwwh...Hell Yeah..Tiffany!!!..This book was funny as shit!!.. IMO..get the audiobook..listening to her tell this story is priceless!!!
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    I LOVE Tiffany Haddish. So, I’m totally biased.I laughed so hard at this book but it also had a great heart to it. Tiffany has been through a lot in her life but she chooses to see the good and positive in it. Tiffany is a great storyteller so she could make a mundane story interesting and funny. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to everyone.I also found out that Tucker Max co-wrote the book and that’s is an interesting and perfect ...
  • Caitlin
    I spent the whole time I listened to this audiobook thinking about how to explain why I didn't like it. Haddish is smart, hilarious, and has undeniable presence. I bought this because I saw her on with Trevor Noah and laughed until I cried. Haddish has a lot to say and quite a life story to tell, but it didn't work in a book format for me. I've seen her tell most of the main anecdotes in the second half of the book, but her delivery on stage was ...
  • Tip Reads
    I gave Tiffany Haddish's book 5 stars because I loved her realness about her life, struggles and trying to survive. This book had me laughing, mad, asking why and smiling. I hope that Tiffany life blooms into great success. She deserves it and so much more. Blessed!
  • Michael
    Tiffany Hadish memoir about her life is hilarious,inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. I discovered her watching the movie Girls Trip, that movie had me laughing so hard. Usually I am not a fan of comedies but she is one of the rare people that I made an exception for. While the movie had a talented and ensemble cast, she was the one that stood out the most. Back to the book, this book will make you laugh, cry and motivate you simultaneo...
  • Kat
    I think Tiffany Haddish is hilarious and beautiful and wonderful; however, this book is terrible.This might not be a popular opinion, but I thought this book was disgusting. Not just because she shits in a shoe (she does) but because as another reviewer noted, Haddish showed "such an in-depth level of ugliness and ignorance" that I couldn't make myself finish this one.Her descriptions of her encounters with a larger woman, a Jewish man, and a dis...
  • Heather
    I love Tiffany Haddish! She seems like the kind of celebrity who would be very down to earth, and fun to be friends with. And she's had a helluva life. I identify with that in a big way. The whole time I was reading it, it was like listening to her tell the stories. She writes the way she talks. I legitimately ordered this book immediately after watching her interview with Trevor Noah, and I'm so glad I did! Even though I had to wait a whole mont...
  • zainab_booklover
    For me, the things that she had to go through are unimaginable; both the positive things and the negative things. Perhaps if I read them in a fiction book or a watched them in a movie, I would've said that can only happen in movies. it's an eye opener
  • Samantha
    Really, really funny—laugh-out-loud funny. Haddish has a way of turning the most appalling personal anecdotes into funny stories with inspiring finales. I will definitely look for her stand-up work and her movies.
  • Donna
    It was an enjoyable read. I prefer to close with the following quote from Tiffany.“ I believe in God. And I believe I have purpose in life. I believe we all do. I believe you do, too. I believe my purpose is to bring joy to people, to make them laugh, and to share my story to help them. To show people that no matter what, they matter how dark they can succeed. No matter how bad things go, on matter how dark your life is, there is reason for it....
  • Amy Bartol
    If you read one inspirational book this year, let it be this one. Few people are intuitively aware that success has many facets. Most times, success is measured by how much money a person makes, the awards she wins, the accolades she amasses, or the powerful connections she commands. Tiffany Haddish has achieved all of those kinds of successes (and I’m sure that it’s not even close to what is to come for her in the future). But, Tiffany has e...
  • Olivia
    4.5 sterren, rounded to 5! I can only applaud this beautiful soul who has found her voice and place of serenity in a life filled with such horrendous hurts and tides of pain felt in ripples to this day. There are some events that are so embarrassingly bizarre, I could not help but hysterically laugh my ass off. But then there are others where I felt simultaneously, sad and angry for her, that if I could, I would slap a ‘dog-mouth bitch’ or ...
  • Seymone
    (Listened via Audibles)This book was okay. It had some funny parts, especially about her handicap boyfriend. I felt the author was trying too hard to be funny. I think I would have a different view if I read the book. Tiffany is true to her self; raunchy, vulgar, and full of life.
  • britt_brooke
    Tiffany Haddish has been through a lot in her life. A very turbulent childhood didn’t very well prepare her to be the best decision-maker as an adult, yet she did preserve and become successful. I commend her hard work and tenacity, but, goddamn, she has an excessively filthy motherfucking mouth and that shit was off putting.
  • Jamie Canaves
    I love Haddish on The Carmichael Show and Girls Trip so I was excited to see she had a collection of memoir essays. I'm really glad that it is written in her voice which made the book feel as if you were sitting at a bar with her and she was telling you these stories from her life. It's 100% her personality, humor, and outlook as she explains a childhood of abuse and adulthood of chasing comedy to heal. I'm thrilled to see the success she's been ...
  • Taryn Pierson
    One of the reasons I was interested to hear more of Tiffany’s story is because I knew she had spent time in foster care, and I love reading about people who succeed despite difficult circumstances. But I was not prepared for just how difficult her life has been. Her mother was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury when Tiffany was a child, and the results of that accident continue to affect them to this day. Tiffany’s relati...
  • Deetimes
    Tiffany Haddish was a real as real could get in her poignant memoir, "The Last Black Unicorn". Funny, inspiring and Haddish was true to herself throughout her journey!5+ rip-roaring memorable stars ***** excellent read!