Scrappy Little Nobody
Author: Anna Kendrick
Narrator: Anna Kendrick
Genre: Nonfiction - Humor
Release Date: November 15th 2016
Review Source: Library | Simon & Schuster Audio
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).
Shut. The. Front. Door. This audiobook is pure gold.. If you’re even remotely a fan of Anna Kendrick you have got to pick this book. And better yet, you have got to listen to her read it on audio, it was a BLAST.
So really, there isn’t a whole lot I can say about this book; it’s a book, about Anna Kendrick written by Anna Kendrick and read by Anna Kendrick about her being a scrappy little nobody. She dives into her insecurities that we can all relate to and she tells us hilarious anecdotes. Then by the end of the book I was convinced her and I could be best friends, still do actually.
Basically that’s all you need to know. Anna is hilarious, awkward, down to earth, a little bit of a stoner, and someone you really want to keep listening to. It made me even more excited for her future career. I was first introduced to Anna when she was in Twilight and she was one of the cast members I made an effort to support their career long after and I’m glad that I have. So if you’re not acquainted with Anna I would do yourself a favor and pick up her book and a couple of her movies.