Scrappy Little Nobody
The New York Times bestselling 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cathishaw - LibraryThing
I loved this book. And to be fair, I took forever to finish it, which is not my normal modus operandi when I love a book. Those of you who read my reviews know that I usually devour books I love. But ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - varwenea - LibraryThing
I admit that I was drawn to the book because of its title, and I admit I like her silly movies too. (What can I say?) Scrappily survived my youth, definitely little size-wise, and feeling like a ... Read full review
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jaded old chorus girl
hell thy name is middle school
the mayor of squaresville
a little night music
guess were doing this or how does this scene end?
making movies is a fools errand
my grandmothers funeral
fake parties i have planned with the detail of a real party
batten down the hatches
the worlds most reluctant adult
hes just not that interesting
guys in la
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