You can read Tiffany Haddish’s The Last Black Unicorn or you can listen to it. She narrates it and it is so funny and smart and heart breaking you might think Tiffany Haddish is your friend. And you might be right because it is highly likely Tiffany Haddish loves all of humanity.
Much has been made and should be made of how Tiffany Haddish survived and thrived during her difficult childhood. If you are a black woman and you manage to reach the top of your field you have to be thousands of times better than everyone you passed to get there. She is a joy to watch in everything she does and I am dearly hoping she is in the process of writing and or producing (dare we hope one day directing) original work. I would love to meet her version of her grandmama.
Also, Haddish donates suitcases to children living within the foster system.
“A lot of times when they move you around from house to house they throw your clothes in trash bags, and then it’s like you’re being moved around and it’s like you and your clothes are garbage…,” she told David Letterman in a recent interview. And then Haddish remembers when she got her first suitcase. “I felt like I was a traveller, like I had a purpose, like I’m a person… ‘This is mine, my things are in here and wherever I go, I can take this with me and I’m going somewhere. I’m a human, I’m not garbage’.”
Maybe that’s just her charisma talking, of which she has boatloads, but there is a real sense that Haddish is that rare person who generally cares about her fellow humans. Now, if you cross her she will make every effort to turn your life into a living hell but you would deserve it for taking advantage of her.
I cannot recommend The Last Black Unicorn enough.
I was also thinking that someone somewhere should make this book into a series. I would watch it and so would millions of other people.
Someone please make that happen.