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Book review – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to a new segment on the blog *drum roll please* ——-> Book Review*, today’s book review is by the amazing Toyin of Leaderature.org 

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

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For a non fiction book, this is quite a quick read book with funny moments and crudeness. I call it crude, some people will call it raw and real…potatoes and all.

Tiffany shares stories about her upbringing, painful memories of living in foster care. She realised that her sense of humour saved her from being bullied so she honed her craft.

When you sift out the hilarity and sense of depression from her stories, you can actually glean lessons that will inspire you to keep working on your craft even when the odds seem stacked against you.

The narrative style is quite chatty and it is one of the few books I’d recommend you actually listen to the audiobook as opposed to reading it. It lacks a certain depth that I’d like to see in an autobiography.

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The physical book format just did not work for me and I found a number of her descriptions of other races and disability offensive. Who am I to complain though…a lot of comedians are known for being offensive

There was so much potential for her to go into details about serious issues she encountered but maybe she is saving those details for another book.

Favorite quote: “So you know the value of what you are carrying around. You got to carry yourself like you’re valuable and you need to have valuable things.”

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