Scrappy Little Nobody

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Simon & Schuster UK, Nov 15, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
  I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I'd like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I'm very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!  Anna Kendrick
  Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

 

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

Anna Kendrick is a talented actor, singer, dancer, and writer who also happens to be funny and very attractive, so it's reassuring to read her memoir where she shares her insecurity and feelings that ... Read full review

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User Review  - BingeReader87 - LibraryThing

Just like with Felicia Day's book, I found this book incredibly helpful for dealing with anxiety. Before this book, I was guilty of thinking of Anna Kendrick as a bit of a nobody, only getting various ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve in her Tony-nominated performance for the musical High Society. Since her Academy Award–nominated role as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods, the Twilight saga, and the Pitch Perfect film franchise. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the triple-platinum hit song “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in Pitch Perfect. She lives in Los Angeles.

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