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The Last Black Unicorn

Lu par : Tiffany Haddish
Durée : 6 h et 29 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 notations)

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Description

Best Spoken Word Grammy Award nominee! 

From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. 

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 at 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. 

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: It's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. 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. 

©2017 Tiffany Haddish (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Very inspiring story

Very inspiring story told in a very funny way. I laughed out loud many many times

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Wow!!!

Incredibly funny and touching. The audiobook is totally worth it as she is so funny.

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A very unusual way of telling a story. I liked it.

The best person to read the book can only be it's author. Thanks Tiffany for your time. you should definitely go get you goats tho

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Superbe ! La lecture par l'autrice est géniale !

C'est un plaisir de découvrir ce livre en version audio. La lecture par l'autrice est un plus indéniable. What a life! On ressent chaque émotion au rythme de la lecture. Top !

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❤👏 Je recommande la version audio à 10000%

j'ai ADORÉ ce livre!! 😍❤🤤il est à la fois super drôle, triste mais surtout vrai!elle ne mâche pas ses mots!

i am a native french speaker and i really enjoyed listenning to tiffany's book! she is so funny and so reaaal! i love her and loved the book, and honestly wasnt expecting it..took me just a day to listen to it! and i don't regret it!...PS: never listenned to an audio book before
❤❤❤❤❤.Thank you Tiffany! #sheready !

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Definitely raw and good!

Definitely raw and good!
I've been super happy as the content, having watched some shows and performance of this great Lady, ...was true format to be expected! ;-)
In fact if the content was differently presented ("polished") it wouldn't be as good.
Also I listened to the book and Tiffany is really funny!
Had some tears showing up as I ve been really surprised by ...
Sorry can t tell what.
it is a good unconventional book.
Go girl!
"She ready!"
XoXo

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Waaaaaaah une guerriere

Parmi tous les livres audio que vous avez pu écouter, à quel rang placeriez-vous The Last Black Unicorn ?

Un des meilleurs livres que j'ai écouté

Quel était votre caractère favori et pourquoi ?

Une histoire extraordinaire, hors du commun avec une suite et fin magnifique

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Magnifique livre

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  • HerHighness
  • 08/12/2017

Sad it ended

This book was amazingly raw. I loved it and I love Tiffany even more.
I NEVER revisit an audiobook but as soon as I’m done telling you how amazing this book was I’m going to restart it all over again.

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  • The2ndhorseman
  • 24/12/2017

Interesting...

I saw her first on The Daily Show, and I thought she was hilarious. I copped this book think it'd be funny too. But, honestly it wasn't. It was actually very sad. Her story is quite moving and she is rather candid and revelatory of her flaws, which was what made this book worthwhile to me. Tiffany had no problem airing out her demons for the world to see. This whole thang was like a vicarious heart to heart and I totally dig it.

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  • gertrudys leal
  • 11/12/2017

A must read!

This book will make you see that anything is possible no matter where you started in life while it makes you crack up the entire time. It’s The FASTEST AUDIBLE I have ever listened to. I kept making excuses to get on the car and drive so I could listen to more!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/12/2017

The last black unicorn indeed!

I loved this book. I particularly enjoyed listening to Tiffany's voice as she narrated the story. And hearing about her experiences makes me admire her even more. Yes, she's a talented comic but most of all she's a super strong woman for having the fortitude to deal with her traumatic childhood & Adult experiences rather allowing these bad memories to envelope her and drown her. I wish her continued success, joy and happiness in all of her endeavors. This book has many life lessons & will revitalize your life!

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  • Monique B
  • 20/02/2018

Good read but a bit confusing.

This was a really good book. I could really relate. The story did jump around alot, so I found myself lost at times. You would think that this would be a funny story because she is a comedian. Couldn't be further from the truth. The story was painful, joyous and real. I'm glad she was able to tell her story. Good read.

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  • Tameka Riley
  • 08/12/2017

Raw

Most memorable and favorite character was Roscoe. Tiffany has definitely done what others would never do or admit to doing. I love that she's 100% transparent and unapologetic about it. I wish more people were like her...living their truth whether good or bad.

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  • Nise
  • 10/12/2017

Unapologetically Real

Couldn't stop listening!!! Tiffany is really amazing for sharing her life with us. I was able to connect with her through out this book and hope that any one who reads this is inspired by her courage ,tanacity and DGAF attitude as much as I was.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 21/02/2018

Grow 🌹 Roses Out Of The Poop

Those are the last six words of this unique memoir, and they truly encapsulate the author’s indomitable spirit in the face of the many potentially soul-crushing misfortunes that have afflicted her since her inauspicious birth. Holy Moses, starting from the most difficult and traumatic childhood imaginable, she managed to raise herself up and out of one horrendous situation after another with almost no assistance or nurturing whatsoever to become a truly self-made woman. Wow. I recommend this book to most mature, unshockable listeners (this book is RAW in every sense that prose can be raw), with only one caveat apart from its often R-rated (bordering on X-rated) language and subject matter. While Haddish thanks “the men who edited” in her Acknowledgments at the end, the book would have benefited greatly from one serious, professional editor, and probably even a coauthor or ghostwriter. Haddish pulls no punches about the fact that she was functionally illiterate until high school, and in the same way in which she refuses to delegate even her grocery shopping or dry cleaning to an assistant, she clearly insisted on writing her own story. That’s the book’s strength, in a way, but also a drawback for those listeners expecting a more structured narrative and more polished prose.

The song “The Last Black Unicorn,” which Haddish also wrote herself and sings at the end of the recording, is one of the most moving postscripts to any autobiography I’ve ever heard. That song, along with Haddish’s inimitable stage presence and vocal talent generally, is reason enough to spend a credit on this excruciatingly honest and touching memoir.

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  • Kenya
  • 08/12/2017

I almost peed!

I loved every minute of this book. Tiffany Haddish is hilarious. Although her story is sometimes tragic, she's able to put a comedic spin on it. She makes you realize that no matter where you come from or how bad you life may be you can still rise.

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  • Francine G.
  • 05/12/2017

<br /><br />My Favorite

I love love the book. Tiffany didn't hold back. Thank you, because we all been there.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/07/2018

funny and shocking!

she did such a good job! I loved every minute of it! It is very shocking at some times and very funny at others. It makes you appreciate life more and always see the positive.

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  • Ines
  • 12/06/2018

wonderful book

Funny, moving, goes right into the heart- best book I've heard so far on Audible!

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  • Angela
  • 06/03/2019

Keeping it real!

Loved it! Raw and funny! Highly recommended to all type of readers. It's quite an experience!

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  • Josi
  • 27/02/2019

Great book to hear!

I had a lot of fun hearing Tiffany Haddish read out her life. I recommand it to anyone who likes her and to anyone who needs motivation in their life. Dream big.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 21/05/2018

great (audible) book

I really enjoyed listening to Tiffany tell her story. Real, raw, at times heartbreaking but still amazingly positiv and funny! a must read - or like in my case: a must listen-to audible book!

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  • Bergfreund
  • Schweiz
  • 28/02/2018

Amazing story, spoken by the author herself

Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an The Last Black Unicorn gefallen?

Tiffany Haddish took the time to record this book herself. This gives the book additional authenticity and credibility. Her young life story is amazing, to a certain degree inspiring, but always entertaining. She succeeds in her objective to make the listener laugh.

Welcher Moment von The Last Black Unicorn ist Ihnen besonders im Gedächtnis geblieben?

The moments when she gives additional comments which go above and beyond the written book. And her voice. Her voice so much fits her story. I cannot imagine anybody else recording the book with her own conviction and intimacy.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

This book is everything but politically correct. It's and honest book and you may not agree with her words and actions.

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  • M. W. M. Tay
  • 20/02/2018

Lustig. Traurig. Persönlich.

Bzw. Menschen. Leben. Tanzen. Welt.

Alles drin! :) durch Tiffany's eigenen Worte nochmal besser. Hören!

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  • Bryan Morse
  • Pfungstadt Germany
  • 05/01/2018

Great Book

I laughed so hard! You can tell she spoke from the heart, touching stories. Awesome work of art.

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  • Oliver
  • 28/12/2017

Honest and entertaining

I barely listened to/read through and (audio)book that made me think wtf as often as this one. It's entertaining, funny and honest.

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  • Jackie
  • 26/12/2017

Amazing

This book was amazing I enjoyed listening to it!!! so proud of her. And I laughed so much as well. :-)