As soon as I heard that Anna Kendrick was writing a book, Scrappy Little Nobody, I put in a request to my library for the book and the audiobook. I need them BOTH. Once the items were added to our library, I realized that I didn't get added to the list for the audiobook. Insert sad face here. I got the book copy and flew through it. I feel like I would be besties with her. If given the option, I would've much preferred to listen to it, but that's how the cookie crumbles.
My rating: 4.5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
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.”
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.
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).