If you haven’t heard of Tiffany Haddish, you need to; and there is no better introduction then the interview below with Trevor Noah. I promise you, it is so worth the 11 minutes of your life, though a word of caution, depending on where you work, you may want to put your headphones in…I warned you…)
And I dare you…I DARE YOU not to fall out your seat laughing…
Okay, now that you have had a hilarious introduction to both Tiffany Haddish and her book let me also say you should check her out in the movie Girl’s Trip! Leonel and I watched this one night because I watch ANYTHING with Queen Latifah, but it was Tiffany Haddish who stole the show. And yes, as resistant as Leonel was to watching this movie I definitely heard him chuckle more than once ;).
Now to The Last Black Unicorn…
I had the pleasure of listening to this book on Audible, read by Haddish herself and it was de-light-ful. To hear her story in her own voice (literally) was epic! I know this will come as a shock to many of you…(ahem)…I thoroughly LOVE brilliant, outspoken, no nonsense, tell it like it is women, who are a little crass and Haddish is all of those things wrapped up in a comic who simply “loves teeth” and will do just about anything for a laugh.
This book is chock-full of hilarious stories, characters and Haddish overcoming serious adversity with a joke and black woman fortitude, but she also tells the truth about the shadow of her life’s serial bad choices, an abusive marriage and explicit sexual harassment. You will be yelling at this women as much as you laugh alongside her…and she expects you too.
For me, the quintessential beauty of this book was wrapped up most fully in her last line;
“In my life, and I hope in your’s, I want us to grow roses out of the poop.” -Tiffany Haddish
P.S. Eventually I will lose count but yes, this does officially put me in the lead, oh dear sister of mine ;).