Scrappy Little Nobody


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'Fearsome wit' Elle 'Charming' Buzzfeed 'Ridiculously entertaining' Associated Press 'Endearingly honest' Guardian A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Pitch Perfect, Twilight, Up in the Air, Into the Woods and Trolls. Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, defiant, and '10 per cent weird'. When she was thirteen, a classmate dropped by her house unexpectedly and discovered written evidence of ...

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Feb 1, 2018

I loved Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect and find her Twitter quite amusing, so I was excited to start her memoir Scrappy Little Nobody. The book goes into her life as a child actor, the way theatre and Hollywood shaped her experiences as a child, as a teen, as an adult, and how being an outsider to the process, she was constantly surprised by the things she kept on figuring out.

Her tone is a little self-deprecating, a little what-is-going-on-here, and a little this-is-crazy-but-I-love-it. If you like her humor, you will definitely like reading the book. However, I'm not really a reader of non-fiction, and I like to have a good narrative thread to what I read. While her anecdotes and stories are hilarious on their own, when strung together, they feel very disjointed and abrupt. I would have probably been better off reading this slowly, part by part over a long period of time but that's not how I read, soooo *shrugs*

Overall, all I can say that is that it is entertaining and humorous to be sure, but still not a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading. She is awesome at making any story sound intriguing but this could have been edited better to flow well.

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