The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish is a must-read for book lovers who enjoy a behind-the -scenes look at the lives of Hollywood stars. Tiffany Haddish is best known for her recent role in Girls Trip, a raunchy female comedy about 4 women who take the trip of a lifetime to the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Like many black women, I was excited to see the movie because I regularly attend the Essence Festival. The movie did not disappoint and Tiffany was definitely the breakout star, so I was excited to read her book.
First off, this is a book for ADULTS. I can’t stress that enough. Tiffany speaks candidly about sex, and she curses and uses straight-forward language to talk about the trials that she faced as a young girl. She spent part of her adolescence in the foster system, she was molested as a young girl, and she suffered different traumas like domestic abuse. She was able to overcome each obstacle, but it wasn’t easy. This is not a fairy tale story. She keeps it all the way real about her experiences, and she infuses comedy into the book to keep the book highly entertaining.
I listed to the book on Audible, and it’s available to purchase or download on Amazon.com. The link I provided is an affiliate link, which means if you click to purchase through my link, I receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you.
One of the coolest things about listening on Audible is that Tiffany actually read the book. The book is already written in her writing voice, but the audio book is literally her voice. I much preferred this to a dry narrator. There were times in the book when you could hear her getting a bit choked up, and there were other times when you could hear her excitement as she relived the moments of her life. If you’ve never tried an audio book before, you can check out the book on Audible with a free trial.
Tiffany’s message to readers is that if she made it and achieved her dream of becoming a professional comedian, then you can achieve your dreams, too. As someone who is pursuing a creative writing career, this was a powerful message for me. Just as Tiffany knew she wanted to be an entertainer at a young age, but got sidetracked, I have known for many years that I wanted to be a writer, but I got sidetracked by adulthood and my other aspirations. Tiffany’s message is a reminder that we can always get back on track and pursue our dreams.
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