Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 29 minutes
First Published: 2017
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.
Quotes from The Last Black Unicorn
Unless it was making them look good in some kind of way. Me just being myself was never good enough for anyone to love me.
That’s why I think my life turned out as good as it has. Because all the time, I’m just trying to have fun.
The only downside to the Bar Mitzvahs was that I killed a man once.
About Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish is a comedian and actress best known for her role as Jackie on the first season of If Loving You Is Wrong. Her memoir is entitled The Last Black Unicorn.