The Last Black Unicorn

The Last Black Unicorn

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 | Unabridged.
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Stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. Tiffany faced the 'routine' hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder, but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. She's humble, grateful, down to earth, and funny as hell. She still cleans the toilet the way she was shown by a foster mom who worked as a maid, and she still rolls her joints the way one of her foster dads taught her. The Last Black Unicorn is a memoir of the struggles of a woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781508245537
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (06:29:20))
1 online resource (7 audio files (06:29:20))
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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IndyPL_ChrisH Sep 28, 2020

As much as this book took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, It still managed to tell a compelling story and make me laugh out loud more than I had ever intended. Having the added benefit of her narration was amazing.

Oct 02, 2019

Let us all be grateful that Tiffany recommitted to her path of being a Comedian because she is at present unrivaled in the business. She knocked this out of the park! Palpable, unflinching and ribald in every sense of the word, from the very conversational style of Writing to the visceral and intense emotions laid bare on the page. I felt like we were two Women getting to know each other and sharing our Life's Journey so far. I had the pleasure of reading and listening to this and on my walks, I would be laughing so hard at times, I would have to stop and brace against a tree until the belly ache stopped! No doubt causing fellow walkers to wonder about my health and sanity. If you value Self Empowerment stories and most crucially LOVE to laugh, then this is the book for you!

OPL_MichelleC Apr 11, 2019

Tiffany is incredibly animated in her telling of her story. She shares her proudest, darkest, wildest, saddest, and happiest moments of her life. I learned so much from Tiffany journey.

Feb 11, 2019

I loved having her read it, but it got a little dark for me.

CMLibrary_KimUC Oct 18, 2018

Audiobook listeners, you are in luck! This audio is read by the author, Tiffany Haddish. As if anyone else could do it justice. You will laugh, cry, and then laugh a lot more.

Jul 02, 2018

If you have the option, you have to listen to this book as an audiobook... it makes all the difference hearing her tell her story in her own voice. I laughed so hard. I love Tiffany Haddish!


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Oct 02, 2019

"It was like, the smallest thing, but was so profound for me. I had known this at fifteen, that this was my calling, and I had quit. And now here I was, telling my stories and hearing people laugh at them and feeling that rush again. I started doing lots of open mics, getting my comedy chops back again. And the more time that I spent on comedy, the more the bleeding stopped. The stomach pains stopped. The crying and depression stopped. I don't know how or why, but all the bad shit stopped. All of it. Just from doing open mics. I started to become more happy and more joyous. I started thinking more positive. I started reading positive books."

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