Scrappy Little Nobody
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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:Hardcover
Number of Pages:271 pages

    Scrappy Little Nobody Reviews

  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 2016

    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...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View
    Jan 13, 2017

    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...

  • Emir Ibañez
    Nov 29, 2016

    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 ...

  • Larry Hoffer
    Nov 24, 2016

    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...

  • Mari
    Apr 29, 2016

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

  • Kelsey Manning
    Aug 06, 2016

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

  • Flannery
    Dec 28, 2016

    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...

  • Alexa
    Dec 30, 2016

    I love Anna Kendrick's humour and this is, obviously, funny, quirky and relatable. I really enjoyed reading about Anna's experiences and it always fascinates me how hard actors have had to work they'r...

  • Michael
    Dec 02, 2016

    I going to be totally honest and say that I am a major Anna Kendrick fan and as a reader, I was impatiently waiting for her memoir Scrappy Little Nobody to be released. Now that I have read it I will ...

  • Bonnie
    Nov 25, 2016

    While Anna Kendrick discovered a love for acting at an early age, this certainly didn’t help her popularity with the other kids. What middle schooler even knows what the hell Sundance is anyways? Sc...

About Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer, born and raised in Portland, Maine. She is widely known for her roles in The Twilight Saga, Up in the Air, and Pitch Perfect. Throughout her acting career, Kendrick has received various awards and nominations. Kendrick's debut memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody is set to come out in November, 2016.Librarian’s note: There is more than one author in the Go