The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish Recap
If you ever wanted to read a book that's going have you on the edge of your seat the whole entire time, I would definitely recommend The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish. After reading her book, Tiffany deserved everything and more that life has to offer and plus some.
Tiffany didn't hold back on any of her shortcomings which made me respect and like her even more. She shared so many stories about her upbringing, being a female comedian, and the fear of living back in her car. Majority of her stories were heartfelt but Tiffany had a way of making them all funny. Like Tupac said, "You gotta keep your sense of humor and you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit." If that's not the truth I don't know what is.
Tiffany shared stories about her childhood and some of the stories had me speechless. I don't' want to give too much away but I will share something that had me on the train looking crazy as hell. FYI, I do majority on my reading on the trains so that's how I'm able to read so many books.
Tiffany was out to dinner with her stepfather and she was expressing to him how she felt like God's punching bag. Now like most parents, he kept reassuring her that everything was going to be okay and how she's going to blow up and become famous. You know, the regular shit that parents tell you when you're having a bad day. Either he had too many drinks or he was like eff it but he had the balls to tell her that his plans on becoming a millionaire were over because she is still alive. Chile Imma leave that one right there but even Tiffany was like nah did he say what I think he said?
Like most male-dominant industries, it can be very hard for women to be considered an equal amongst her male counterparts. Tiffany forgot how much she loved comedy and how safe she felt on stage hence the reason why she decided to give comedy another chance. Throughout her career, she talked about how a lot of male comedians didn't take her seriously and how she was constantly being asked for sexual favors that will help advance her career to the next level. After working her ass off and staying true to herself, those same men that didn't want to work with her are now blowing up her phone begging her to work with them. I would tell y'all the rest but y'all know Tiffany is petty as hell.
If you ever experienced hard times, then you can relate to Tiffany fear of being broke again. During the movie Girls Trip, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany became friends and Jada would always tell Tiffany how she needs to put a little more effort into her appearance. Tiffany didn't understand the importance of looking apart unless it was for movie premiers or auditions but Jada insisted that she should always look her best no matter what because how people will treat you will be based on how you treat yourself. Tiffany has always been open and honest about her fear of being broke again and explained to Jada why she chooses not to spend her money on materialistic things. Eventually, Tiffany understood that there is nothing wrong with enjoying your money here and there especially since you worked hard for it.
There are so many stories that I wanted to share with you all but I would rather you go buy the book and support Tiffany. From Bar Mitzvahs to pimp stories, I think there is a little Tiffany Haddish in all of us. Comment below and tell me your favorite story from her book.