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Scrappy Little Nobody

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Anna Kendrick

6 Hours 1 Minutes

Simon & Schuster

November 2016

Audio Book Summary

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I'd like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I'm very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” —Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture..

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  • Maryam A

    i agree that it wouldn't have been the same if she wasn't narrating. I will admit...i was judgy before I got the audiobook and was sceptical. But I was pleasantly surprised that she was witty and edgy. A little tooo self-deprecating though. but yeah...her narration was great.

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  • Emma D

    She is a very interesting and unique girl who really doesnt need to sware so much as she has an excellent vocabulary available to her. I like how articulate and expressive she is for someone so young...will be waiting for her next book: After she has met the right man and had babies...i am unabashedly old-fashioned but I love a good actor's memoir

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  • Monica P

    Entertaining. It wouldn't have been the same if she wasn't the narrator. It had more cussing than suits my taste, but she is just being herself, so who am I to judge. Overall, it's a well written peek into a young actors mind.

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  • Molly G

    Thought I'd enjoy this more because I'm a fan of a lot of Kendrick's work, but her stories left me underwhelmed. Many felt shallow and overly self indulgent. :(

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  • Greg L

    Awesome! Wish I could write a review that did this book some justice! And the narration was even better. Hope the is another one some day.

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  • Kristy N

    Loved this book! So funny and super relatable.

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  • Dominika V

    I have always felt like a long lost twin of this girl, and now after hearing her book, I\'m pretty sure we\'re best friends. She really makes you feel like you\'re in a conversation with her (albeit a one-way conversation). I love her honesty, humor and insight into film-making.

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  • Sidra S

    Refreshing, funny and relatable. Anna is down to earth and has the confidence to laugh at herself. I haven't really followed her acting career but I'm a fan of her "cups" song, and now her book.

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  • Kerri R

    I loved every minute of this book and was so happy that Anna narrated it herself! I'm about to listen for the third time, she's so funny & isn't afraid to tell her embarrassing stories. I hope she writes another one!

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  • Rebecca K

    I love Anna Kendrick's sass and snark. It was great to hear this book in her own voice.

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