Heather’s Review: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody
written by Anna Kendrick
published by Touchstone Books, 2016

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Did I enjoy this book? I absolutely adored this book! It is one that I will read again. Anna’s essays are hilarious, thought-provoking, touching, and honest. It’s eye-opening to read about her childhood, her struggles, her successes, and all that came in between. As a mother, I certainly wouldn’t want to let my child into that world, but sometimes those dreams are so bright, you can’t help it. And for Anna, it’s amazing that she’s able to keep her down-to-earth self and maybe that’s what helps her succeed.

 

Would I recommend it? YES! Especially for anyone who is interested in that life. But definitely for someone who’d like a little insight into Anna’s life. Fantastic!

 

Heather

 

About the book – 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.”

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).

 

Happy 2

 

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