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The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish is filled with drama you wouldn't believe had it not been written by Haddish herself, absolutely laugh out loud funny, honest and a bit uncomfortable.
Haddish unlovingly earned the nickname "Unicorn" from elementary school classmates due to an ever growing forehead wart which initially was assumed a mole.
This book gives the reader the experience of talking to Haddish like an old friend. Grab a glass of wi Alert: If you are a writing snob, please don't bother reading this book. It's an English teacher's worst nightmare.
Haddish goes on to spill the details on being illiterate until sophomore year in high school, domestic abuse from her mother and husband (whom she married twice), her short stint as a Pimp (literally...hoeing women and men) and her sexual escapade with a handicapped guy who was surprisingly amazing in bed.
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"Once I could read, man, it was like I had a superpower! I wasn't stupid! All them words made sense!" ~Tiffany Haddish
Through the comedic expression, there are also vulnerable moments in which Haddish recognizes how unfunny so such trauma can be for anyone. After the reader first open their eyes from the deep belly laughs, then wipes the tears away from the deep sentiments, they will begin to root for Haddish as she details redemption: Finding her Jewish, Eritrean father, finally divorcing an abusive husband and standing up for herself while rising on the comedy scene.
(Chapter Title/ROTR digest)
Invitation/ "...I never want you to say I didn't invite you to nothing."
Mascots and Bar Mitzvahs:High School Years/ First crush, first job and a booty assassin
Laugh Factory Comedy Camp/ Being a property of the state while trying to be famous
Family and Foster Care/ "...never good enough for anyone to love me."
Titus the Boyfriend/ Pimpin' and Crusin'
The Pimp Gets Pimped/ Getting back at Titus and making money
Roscoe the Handicapped Angel/ Sometimes good sex comes at a surprise
How I Got (Restarted) in Comedy/ Therapy and getting paid to be unfunny
Dating/ Picking the same type of guys
The Ex-Husband/ ...Long as crazy story
The Long Road to Comedy Success/ Kevin Hart and a crackhouse
Tiffany's True Hollywood Stories/ A Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige blackout
She Ready/ growing roses out of poop
"I have to value myself properly. That's something I have had a hard time with in the past, but I'm getting better." ~Tiffany Haddish
In The Last black Unicorn, Haddish admits that her comedy is often inspired by pain. However she graciously (and hilariously) tells an inspiring story of living through and thriving despite the trauma. Her thriving not doubt due to her blessed ability to see the humor in everything. This book is recommended for anyone looking for a good laugh and inspiration to survive the tough times.
Happy Reading Friends!