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 starrin

  • Title: Scrappy Little Nobody
  • Author: Anna Kendrick
  • ISBN: 9781501117206
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, sheA 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.

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    1. 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 hilarious on paper.In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.Sidebar: her honesty in this was kind of inspiring. It was like siting down to gossip with your friends and family (similar to [...]

    2. 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 this morning. It was so much better with Anna reading her own book and I rather enjoyed it 😊

    3. 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 attending a performing arts summer camp in upstate New York.Anna played a young girl named Fritzi, who had an obsession with a girl named Jill, who starred in most of the plays that summer. But Jill mistreated Fritzi, so in the end, Fritzi got her revenge, as you'll see in the clip at youtu/W8y9pNqjtb0. And f [...]

    4. 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 laughed out loud! But it was mostly an honest & open narrative that gives a different perspective on Hollywood. I'm not a super huge fan and don't know very much about Anna Kendrick outside of the roles she's played, so I didn't realize she came from such a normal background and has such a regula [...]

    5. 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. Nevertheless, when I got a probably historically important one (haven’t read it yet), I also got this one, hoping it would make me laugh (Anna Kendrick’s movies aren’t bad and she seemed like a funny person).Sadly, this book was soooo disappointing. I guess I should have known because she is only ab [...]

    6. 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 lying in the grass and talking after a year of not seeing each other or something. I had a problem with the audiobook tho, she was talking very fast and English is not my first language so I had some problems trying to understand what she was saying but the next moment she was talking about somethin [...]

    7. 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 fallout; he's an asshole."I was going to write a one-star review for this. I was up to page 84, and the book was boring. It was just boring. I was thinking, "I will start the review like this: I like Anna Kendrick, I think she is cute and funny, but perhaps she shouldn't write a book. Because she has [...]

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

    9. This is one of the more enjoyable celebrity audiobooks i've listened to! I prefer to listen to memoir on audio, especially if it's read by the author, because I find it easy to get into and a lot funner than picking up the physical version. This was read by Anna, and although I'm not her hugest fan, I do love her Twitter page and her roles in Twilight & Pitch Perfect.And this book was such a delight. I laughed out loud several times, which is rare for me when reading (or listening to) a book [...]

    10. The audiobook for this one is really recommendable since Anna’s voice gives an extra something to the funny tales.I didn’t know how was it gonna be for me but as soon as she started talking about dating, sex and how she feels in Hollywood, it was a winner. Not only I share her take on feminism and sex but also reading about all these crazy experience from someone who doesn’t take herself serious was great.There were a lot of good moments but two of my favorites were when her first sexual p [...]

    11. 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, audacious, powerful, genuine, and magnificent! Anna is phenomenal in the movie "Up in the Air" and terrific as Cinderella in movie version of "Into the Woods"!Just sayin!!!A fun - down to earth - adorable - Audiobook memoir!

    12. 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 generally funny. Sometimes the "I am just a normal person, but famous" undertones got to be a bit much, but if that's how she feels, I'm cool with it. As I said in one of my statuses . . . the theme is - Anna is just like us, only cuter and smaller! It's funny, though, because she kinda acts like she is ju [...]

    13. To be honest I expected this book to be way more funny than it was. I love Anna Kendrick as an actress and recently she has held a lot of funny parts, so I just assumed this book would be funny. There were a lot of times that I could tell she was trying to be funny, but not a single part of this book made me laugh out loud.But besides the lack of humor this book was pretty interesting. I loved how this book was completely about her life and they were all true to her story of how she got to where [...]

    14. Read the manuscript (don't worry, we don't have bound books yet!) and wrote LOL in the margins whenever I actually LOLed, and my pages are now absolutely filled with them.

    15. i'm not usually one to read celebrity books but i mean. anna kendrick. the blurb alone makes me smile already. completely effortless.

    16. I wouldn't consider myself a fan of Anna Kendrik. For the longest time, I would only think of her as that chick from Twilight. You know, one of those side characters who completely lose their usefulness once those shiny vampires steal the show. Then I saw her in Pitch Perfect, fell in love with her singing voice, caught her on some Late Night TV shows and I discovered I kind of liked her, after all.This little collection of memoirs is like that too. I didn't know much about her, but the book's t [...]

    17. 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 delivery is perfect and the book is beyond hilarious. Her humour translates very well to the format and had me absolutely in stitches. This is also the strongest part of this book; weirdly enough I found her to be the funniest of all the "funny ladies" whose memoir I read in the last year, even though she [...]

    18. Perhaps I am too harsh in demanding excellence (well, really mediocrity) from memoirs. All I'm looking for is stories about childhood, occupations, relationships, etc. The way that it is presented to you, the narration of the person, makes or breaks it. You get all of that here, but it just didn't work for me. So to be clear: I do like Anna. Her movie characters have been known to make me laugh & she is a positive addition to casts. (Though scripted work is much different than book deals.) I [...]

    19. 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 car and, every once in a while, someone will get in and ask me about what I'm listening to when it starts playing. Usually I have to turn it off so I don't lose my place or get distracted. With memoirs read by the author, people don't mind picking it up at a random place and just listening for a sp [...]

    20. 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, and I absolutely love her in The Accountant, 50/50, End of Watch, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, Up In The Air, Pitch Perfect, etc. I think she's absolutely hilarious and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I listened to the audiobook and it was so great, her voice makes it all the more [...]

    21. This woman is a wonderful writer! The book is easy to read and hugely entertaining.I am not a huge bio reader. It's probably less than one percent of the books I read. But I am so glad I read this one!! Actually I listened to the audio and read it also. Although the book is brilliantly written, the audio hits it out of the park. Anna Kendrick is an amazing actress and she shines in the audio. It adds so much to the experience!

    22. 3 Meh But Amusing StarsI love autobiographies and I love Anna Kendrick so I was really excited for this one. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. There were good moments and some dull moments.The first half of the book is kind of boring. She talks a little about her childhood, but overall her childhood was nice so it wasn’t like I got a moving story or anything that made me glued to the pages. The photos were cute. When we get to the movie / Hollywood section I got a little more interes [...]

    23. All I knew about her going into these books was Pitch Perfect and Twilight and I have learned that she essentially plays herself. I love it. Her book is quirky, endearing and fun. She swings fromMaybe we all have imposter syndrome and perpetually feel like our real life is right around the corner, to Oh my god, I just made out with Legolas! throughout the book. One moment she's waxing poetic about singing in her first stage play and the next she's making out with boys. I could've done with a bit [...]

    24. I was not a big fan of Anna Kendrick before reading this book, but now I can safely say that she is my spirit animal. The girl is amazing and crazy at the same time. I loved every minute of this book and actually listening to Anna narrate her book was an amazing experience. I just wish there was more.

    25. My review of Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick is based purely on emotion & not its literary value. That's not a diss & I don't mean to imply that this book isn't a finely written piece of art. But mainly I'm giving it 5 Stars because I'm sick & reading this book made me feel a little better. Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite actresses & this book made her one of my favorite people. Once again I implore you to take this with a grain of salt because I'm currently & have [...]

    26. I think the best tidbit I took away from Anna Kendrick's book of funny personal essays was not to put too much stock in “nice.” Being nice, as Kendrick explains, usually means being compliant. It means not sticking up for yourself, or knuckling under when people try to push your boundaries. And in order to be a good person, the kind of person you want to be, you might just have to let go of the idea of being nice.Oh man, did I need to hear that. Not earth-shattering advice, maybe, but absolu [...]

    27. “Oh man, is my page gonna to say author now? That’s gonna make me look like such a dick.” Well, that was fun! Anna Kendrick is really funny, you guys. This book is a good mix of true life, self-deprication, and my kind of dark and silly humor. The author-narrated audio was a treat. Just what I needed.

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