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The last black unicorn, Tiffany Haddish

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The last black unicorn
Title
The last black unicorn
Statement of responsibility
Tiffany Haddish
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 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"--
  • Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles and felt she never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not 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-- and finally realized she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. The obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way, but she got there. Here she tells of how she 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
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Title
The last black unicorn
Creator
Summary
The stand-up comedienne presents an uproarious and poignant collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles; her discovery of her talent for comedy; and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611514
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H144
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Tiffany Haddish
The last black unicorn, Tiffany Haddish
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The last black unicorn, Tiffany Haddish
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Contents
Invitation -- Mascots and Bar Mitzvahs: high school years -- Laugh Factory Comedy Camp -- Family and foster care -- Titus the boyfriend -- The pimp gets pimped -- Roscoe the handicapped angel -- How I got (restarted) in comedy -- Dating -- The ex-husband -- The long road to comedy success -- Tiffany's true Hollywood stories -- She ready
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ocn983269684
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781501181825
Lccn
2017038059

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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