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LJ Reviews 2017 July #1
Known to fans for her work on NBC's The Carmichael Show and in the feature film Girls Trip, Haddish recalls a tougher-than-tough upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, where she circulated through foster care after her mother sustained a serious brain injury and tried to cope at a nearly all-white school as a ninth grader who didn't know how to read. Now she has her first Showtime stand-up comedy special, She Ready, in the fall.Copyright 2017 Library Journal.
LJ Reviews 2017 December #1
Comedian Haddish was not born to a life of laughs. After an accident her stepfather later confessed to staging, her mother experienced severe brain damage and wild mood swings. Placed in the foster care system as a teen, and struggling to read at a basic level in ninth grade, Haddish found that humor and jokes helped her endure. When offered a choice between the Laugh Factory comedy camp or counseling to help recover from issues within the foster system, she chose the former and found her calling. In her first book, Haddish recounts her early life straight through to her powerhouse success both on the comedy circuit and in Hollywood with the 2017 film