Read With Daisy July 2020

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Daisy Koffler

The Last Black Unicorn 

If you have watched Girls Trip, then you are probably familiar with Tiffany Haddish. The Last Black Unicorn is an autobiography from Tiffany Haddish, an actress, gifted comedian, and a grounded human with abundant experiences we can all learn and sometimes laugh from. Through her brutal childhood in the foster care system and entry into the comedy industry, readers will be immersed in her life stories and left wanting to know more. This is the first book to ever make me laugh while reading; Tiffany’s gift in comedy and storytelling is accentuated even when discussing her challenges in life. Overall, I think this book is funny, honest, and can spark motivation to move forward in pursuing an interest as well as standing up for yourself. A laugh right now is just what everyone needs. Read the Amazon description below!

 

Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn’t beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money—as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman—to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend.

 

None of that worked (and she’s still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy.

 

Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broken person’s mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others.

By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter