If you didn’t know that actress and comedian, Tiffany Haddish, is also an author and dropping her second book this fall then you probably found out due to a viral interview clip which surfaced earlier this week from the Oscars red carpet.
In the clip, Haddish was greeted by a reporter who asked about her “little costume change” and Haddish was quick to correct the reporter’s condescending language.
She responded, “I’m not wearing a costume, I’m wearing Dolce and Gabbana… It’s called an evening gown darling – no one’s paying me for this, I paid for it. It’s custom, thank you.”
It was at that moment that the reporter, from Entertainment Tonight, realized that she had royally messed up that exchange.
In an effort to save what was left of the opportunity, the reporter decided to switch the conversation to Haddish’s upcoming book release – which she also was incorrect in citing the title of. Haddish was, of course, quick to gather her with the correct information, replying “I Curse You With Joy will be out in November.”
The novel is set to hit bookshelves on Nov. 29th, and it will be Haddish’s follow-up to her debut memoir, The Last Black Unicorn. According to to a press release obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the novel will ”include stories of how Haddish uses comedy to metabolize pain and turn it into her art;” as well as recount moments like Haddish “auditioning for Saturday Night Live before being the first Black female comic to host it.” The novel will also touch on the trauma that Haddish has experienced over her lifetime, as well as how the comic is now working on repairing her estranged relationship with her father.
Haddish revealed, “After my first book, I wanted to share more of myself with I Curse You With Joy. I want to bring readers on a journey with me that is hahahas and highs and lows, so people know even through the hurt you can spread joy.”
Haddish has definitely been spreading joy through every outlet that she taps into – whether it’s through her authorship, gearing up as a fitness trainer, or sharing hilarious videos on Instagram – Haddish is certainly a joy for so many.
In light of that, we can’t wait to read her upcoming novel!