The Last Black Unicorn Has Arrived
The breakout star of Girl’s Trip is taking us on another journey.
Tiffany Haddish is adding another accomplishment to her list this year. The Girl’s Trip actress is officially a writer with the debut of her book “The Last Black Unicorn“.
In the book, a fearless collection of personal essays, Haddish recounts her life growing up in foster care and the road that led to her becoming a stand up comedian and the first black woman to host Saturday Night Live. In an exclusive except Haddish details the abuse she suffered after her mother suffered brain damage from a car accident.
“After the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like ‘You look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you.’” Haddish writes. “She couldn’t get all her words out, so she’d just punch me. Just full on. Because of her I can take a punch like nobody’s business. Teachers would ask, ‘Why’s Tiffany’s lip busted?’ I didn’t say anything. As bad as she was to me, I still couldn’t help but love her.
When Haddish was 13, her mother got into an altercation with a neighbor that changed everything.
“The police ended up taking her to the hospital. The doctors decided she’s schizophrenic,” she explains in the book. “So my mom went into a mental facility and me and my four younger sisters and brothers went into foster care. I was in group homes for a while. I hate thinking about that. It was more like prison. My comedy skills came in really handy. I thought that if I made these girls laugh they wouldn’t beat me up. But bully girl said, ‘Ahh b–ch, we still going to beat your ass . . . but you funny.’”
“The Last Black Unicorn” is available beginning December 5th but you can pre-order here and watch her segment with Ellen DeGeneres below because SHE READY!
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