The Last Black Unicorn - Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish

  • Release Date: 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book: The Last Black Unicorn
The Last Black Unicorn book review score

5 Score: 5 (From 1,389 Ratings)

The Last Black Unicorn Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Last Black Unicorn is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.


From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.

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 broke 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.

User reviews about the book

  • All in my feelings

    By Terrica W
    This book made me laugh, cry & get angry, I purchased it in audio because I wanted to hear Tiffany tell her story, sometimes to read I almost gave up verses HEARING I almost gave up has a different impact.I caught myself laughing out loud, talking back to her & even giving advice! Thank you Tiffany for sharing your magic with me✨ SHE READY‼️‼️‼️
  • Raw and honest

    By Beeluna0612
    Loved it
  • Absolutely amazing

    By GP0602
    This book was hilarious, eye opening, beautiful, genuine and just overall amazing. I highly recommend giving it a read !
  • To my Last Black 🦄💕

    By ShaRon Stern
    I loved your book Tiffany. Your real unapologetic story had me laughing and crying. Thank you for being so open about life itself and never feeling ashamed. I love you my sister and I can’t wait to see you blow our minds again. Be blessed Tiffany and continue to let your light shine. Love one of your many number 1 fans!😘😘
  • Had a blast reading

    By Marlo Halstec
    This book is hilarious and a emotional roller coaster as well, but the ride is mostly high. A great read and page turner.. Much love and wishes of prosperity to the beautiful and talented Tiffany Haddish
  • This was funny af

    By Y0Y0master69
  • Open, encouraging and funny

    By Yo33445566
    Tiffany put it all out there about her life, but it’s helpful, encouraging and funny! I could literally hear Tiffany saying every word! After reading this book, I feel like Tiffany is my new girlfriend 😀 Definitely an easy read that I didn’t want to put down! Thanks Tiffany!
  • Awesome, hilarious read

    By Citygirlk09
    LOVED this book, couldn’t put it down! I loved Tiffany after watching Girls Trip and new I would love her book. She was so real, honest and of course hilarious!
  • The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

    By T. Haddish fan in Clinton, Md
    I want to thank Tiffany soooo much because this book blessed me beyond measure. It took me only 2 full days to finish it. Actually, I paused for a day just to process what I read thus far. It felt like I was having a conversation with a “sister girl”, and couldn’t wait to pick up the story so we could “talk” again. In many instances I saw myself in her story. As a young girl, there were times when I felt overlooked, or that no one cared what I thought. Tiffany Haddish is my “new friend” and “Shero”. We may never meet in person, but please know that your story has empowered me, & broadened my perspective as a Social Worker. THANK YOU for your transparency, candor and Oh My Gosh...the humor! Romans 8:28 says “All things work together for good”, and your life is a true example of that. Please, don’t ever stop telling your story... some young girl/boy needs to know that they can make it; because you did. When God created you, he knew the end BEFORE the beginning. I’m glad He gave you a glimpse of your success, and now you’re reaping the harvest of your dreams.
  • Start to finish good read

    By 212lexi
    Bought the book yesterday, sat down to read it last night, finished the whole book by tonight. Granted it’s 278 pages and I’m not a fast reader because I don’t have time to read often but I LOVED THE BOOK FROM COVER TO COVER. I’m a mom with a three year old and it was hard to tear away my attention from the book. I stood up late and woke up early to read it. I laughed so hard I had a coughing fit. I’ve definitely already recommended it to four people.

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