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).
Claire's Review 5 of 5 Stars
I read this book on a whim, as my eldest daughter is a huge fan of Anna Kendrick and I wanted to check to see if this was suitable for her to read, and I ended up reading it in two sittings and that was only because I needed to sleep in the middle!
I absolutely loved it! It was an eye-opener into the world of showbiz and actors as well as being an extremely funny and honest account of Annas life growing up.
I was also a fan of the twilight series and it was an eye opener to the lives of the actors in the film who you assume are living the high life and not just earning enough to pay the bills.
A fantastic read that I could put down. Hilarious and honest and I now have a lot more respect for Anna Kendrick than I did previously.