This morning I finally finished Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick! I listened to the audiobook for this novel and was very pleased with how it turned out!
Anna Kendrick is one of my favourite actresses/people. I know a lot of people aren’t in love with her, and that’s ok, but I for one love her a lot.
Therefor, this book was something I’d been looking forward to reading since it came out. I decided that my experience would be far more enjoyable if I were to listen to it instead because she was the narrator and I think she’s hilarious.
Goodreads Rating: 3.92/5
Pages: 275 pages
Published: November 15th, 2016
Publisher: Touchstone books
Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Audiobook
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).
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This book was a very fun listen. Hearing all of Anna’s stories and adventures was extremely enjoyable, and I was surprised to hear some of the things that she’s done.
This book provides us with a lot of background information regarding how Anna got into acting and her early years of pursuing her dream. In addition to acting, Anna talks about her family life as well as her school life (which is hilarious).
I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook, especially because Anna was the narrator. It felt like she was talking directly to me and not just reading something. Which was definitely a plus.
Also, if you’re looking to get a real view on what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood, Anna has some great mentions in this book!
All in all, I think anyone who is a fan of Anna (or maybe not even a fan) will enjoy this book whether you’re reading it or listening to it.
That concludes my review for Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick!
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