Book Review: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Book Rating (out of 5):

I may be one of only a handful of people at this point who doesn’t really know who Tiffany Haddish is. I still haven’t seen Girls Trip and I haven’t seen any of her stand-up. She came onto my radar as most things do these days, via social media.

I kept seeing videos of her popping up as she was interviewed on the Daily Show or Ellen. And I’d watch and find myself LOLing with this hilarious woman who definitely has her own unique brand of humor. I think the thing that’s most refreshing about her is that she seems completely and totally untarnished by the spotlight, and I hope she stays that way.

When I saw that she had a book out, I decided I was in the mood for a good laugh so I loaded it up on Audible and away Tiffany and I went.

She’s got a pretty incredible story that at times left her experiencing horrible abuse, in foster care and then eventually homeless. But the thing about Tiffany Haddish is that she can always find the silver lining and most importantly, she can always find a way to laugh. Even when she’s getting choked up in her audiobook, she’s able to turn the page and pull herself out of it to move onto the next thing. Where some might wallow, Tiffany yanks herself up by her breeches and finds a way to smile.

So, is this book funny? Yes. Some of these stories you will have heard before if you saw her on the talk show circuit. If you have thin skin, this one might not be for you. Her humor is definitely on the raunchy side.

Is this book sad? Yes. Heartbreakingly so at times. But I think the laughs outweigh the sadness.

And now apparently, I need to finally watch Girls Trip…

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