Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

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).

My Thoughts
What a fun read!  I have always thought Anna Kendrick was funny, and this book is totally her!  I love when I'm reading a book and I can actually "hear" the author's voice while reading the words. 
She talks about everything from her early years of growing up to when she broke into showbiz.  I never knew that she was on Broadway before movies!
She doesn't hold anything back and she tells it like it is whether you like it or not. 
She loves to talk about her small size and how much of a big deal the industry has made it along the way. Crazy!
From her discussion on her likeness to a "man-child" to her trip to Buccaneer Day - you will laugh out loud throughout this entire book - guaranteed!


Drink Selection
I am going to go with a yummy drink any pirate would love, tequila with pineapple juice and a pineapple wedge for garnishment! 

Rating
Fun read from beginning to end, 5 wine glasses all the way!



About the Author
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.


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