Review of The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn

Some people think Tiffany Haddish is funny and some don’t. I get it. The book, though, is definitely funny, one of the funniest reads I’ve had. Though there’s laughter throughout, there are some serious moments in the book as well, owed to Haddish’s rocky life.

In The Last Black Unicorn, Tiffany Haddish tells her life story, but rather being told in chronological order as per tradition, she tells it by topic. For example, one section of the book may be about her dating life starting from a young age to the present time and the next chapter will be about her career from the beginning to the present. The book feels very conversational and works perfectly as an audiobook. I wouldn’t be surprised if Haddish told her story to a co-writer who transcribed everything and helped edit it to make it into a cohesive book.

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, and they can succeed. No matter how bad things go, no matter how dark your life is, there is a reason for it. You can find beauty in it, and you can get better. I know, because I’ve done it. That’s why my comedy so often comes from my pain. In my life, and I hope in yours, I want us to grow roses out of the poop.” ― Tiffany Haddish, The Last Black Unicorn

Haddish focuses a lot on the relationships in her life. We see that so much pain and tragedy has fueled much of her comedy. She has much to draw on whether it be issues with her mother, her father, boyfriends, other comedians, you name it. Through it all though, Haddish has made it out on the other side much stronger and successful.

Conclusion

This book is an open and honest take on Tiffany Haddish’s life and is an entertaining and informative read. I highly recommend it for those who like Tiffany Haddish as well as those looking for a good laugh.

Narration

I highly recommend listening to the audio version of this book, which is read by Haddish.

Rule of thumb: If a book is written by someone who communicates professionally and the author narrates the audio version, get the audio version.

Why I Chose this Book

One day, as I browsed rbdigital.com’s audiobook library, I came across Haddish’s autobiography and placed a hold on it. I waited so long for it that I had forgotten all about it. Then, one day, I opened the rbdigital app on my phone to continue listening to The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis to find that Lewis’s book had expired, but what sat ready for me was a picture of the comedian Haddish grinning from ear to ear.

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