Scrappy Little Nobody
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Scrappy Little Nobody


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).

Title:Scrappy Little Nobody
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:271 pages

    Scrappy Little Nobody Reviews

  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 2016

    I've been waiting to read this collection of humorous autobiographical essays for months and months, and I can now say that the wait was definitely worth it. Anna Kendrick's humor is even more hilario...

  • Larry Hoffer
    Nov 24, 2016

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars.So, I kinda have a thing for Anna Kendrick. I've been (healthily) obsessed with her since 2003, when she appeared in an indie movie called Camp , which was about kids attendin...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View
    Jan 13, 2017

    I was kind of expecting this to be funnier, but the whole book was still a pretty fun read because she doesn't take herself too seriously and is completely self-aware. There were a few parts where I l...

  • Emir Ibañez
    Nov 29, 2016

    Ok, this was a funny read.It made me laugh out loud several times but it also has some "serious" stuff, it is well balanced and yes, this made me love Anna even more. This book felt like we were just ...

  • Trish
    Jan 14, 2017

    I MADE IT!Disclaimer: smoking weed after reading Stephen King?s The Shining is apparently a bad idea.I?m not into biographies. Not unless they are historically and/or politically important. Nevert...

  • ?Miss A?
    Nov 11, 2016

    Pale, awkward and very very small. My long-lost twin, Anna Kendrick. I need this book in my life. ...

  • emma
    Nov 24, 2016

    3.35/5 starsi'm too lazy to write a review for this, friends. happy thanksgiving!...

  • Hannah
    Nov 24, 2016

    Anna Kendrick seems lovely. I thought so before I listened to her book and now I am fairly certain it is true.I listened to her memoir on audiobook and as usual this was the right decision. Her delive...

  • Flannery
    Dec 28, 2016

    One of the things I like about listening to comedic (as in funny, not necessarily by a comedian) memoirs is that they are easy for others to pick up for short bursts. I almost exclusively listen in my...

  • Gabby
    Dec 25, 2016

    Thank you so much to TouchStone books for sending me a copy of this book! Disclaimer: this in no way affects my opinion on the book.I adore this book. Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite actresses, an...