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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Genre: Non-Fiction Memoir
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥
275 Pages | Published: November 15th 2016 by Gallery Books
Scrappy Little Nobody: Book Jacket Synopsis
A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”
At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.
With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”
Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).
Book Links: Amazon
Review & Thoughts
Initial Thoughts: One of my new favorite genres is non-fiction memoir audiobooks narrated by the author.
Themes, Elements & Review Notes: This book is hilarious. If you’re easily offended, maybe not, but otherwise this woman is absolutely worth listening to. Go get yourself a copy if you’re interested in hearing more about her life and reading the funny stories woven throughout it.
In a Nutshell: Anna Kendrick is a hoot and this book will literally make you laugh out loud. That is all.
Book Format & Source: Audiobook borrowed from Libby. Also have a print copy on my bookshelf that I purchased last year!
About Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer, born and raised in Portland, Maine. She is widely known for her roles in The Twilight Saga, Up in the Air, and Pitch Perfect. Throughout her acting career, Kendrick has received various awards and nominations.
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