Scrappy Little Nobody

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:
Number of Pages:275 pages

    Scrappy Little Nobody Reviews

  • Natalie

    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...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin

    I tried to read the physical book awhile back but couldn't get into it so I decided to listen to it on audio and loved it. The book is pretty short. I started it last night at bedtime and finished thi...

  • Larry H

    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

    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...

  • Trish

    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...

  • Carmen

    Once you know someone is an asshole, it's hard to find anything they say funny, charming, or poignant. I find myself thinking, "I wouldn't believe this guy if he warned me about an impending nuclear f...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    Typical memoir from a celebrity ? not much juicy info ? and dull, especially regarding the love-life department. But Ms Kendrick does write well....

  • Emir Ibañez

    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 ...

  • Elyse

    Audiobook I dedicate this review to Steven....A 'short' review! May you enjoy your coffee in peace, Steven."Great things come in small packages"! Anna: "small' on you is classy, sexy, funny, audaciou...

  • Matthew

    This was an enjoyable and humorous "getaway" book. Some may know what I mean by that, but to explain . . . it wasn't too deep and meaningful. I could just listen and laugh. Anna's stories were general...