• Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

REVIEW

The adventures of a Mainer who hit the big time in Hollywood.

Born and aloft in Portland, Maine, Kendrick started acting professionally at a actual adolescent age when she landed a allotment in a association amphitheater assembly of Annie. From there, she denticulate added genitalia in a array of plays and eventually wound up in Hollywood, area she's had roles in the Twilight and Pitch Perfect series and Up in the Air, amid added movies. "My absolute personality was absolutely formed by the time I was three,” writes the author. “I was an obstinate, bent little brawl of anxiety. I’d anticipation of myself as fearful and shrinking in adolescence but I was generally committed and pugnacious. From age three alee I accept been applied and agnostic and occasionally more courageous than I accept any appropriate to be." Kendrick blends her altercation of how she entered into the acting business with annotation on contest in her childhood, best of which are typical. She covers her baby stature, her friends and enemies in brand school, her crushes on a cardinal of boys, how she learned about appearance and stylists in Hollywood, what it was like to assignment with famous actors like George Clooney, and a host of other, generally banal capacity of her life. Because she was a adolescent actor, best of Kendrick’s belief are focused on her early, determinative years back she had to antithesis assignment and aggravating to alive a somewhat accustomed childhood. Unfortunately, her attempts at amusement generally fall flat, authoritative her complete unnecessarily snarky instead of funny, and her overall tone borders on self-obsessed. Fans of Kendrick and those beguiled with knowing the claimed capacity of a celebrity's activity will adore award out how the columnist rose to stardom; others may acquisition the agreeable beneath than entertaining. Thanks to her adamantine work, Kendrick is a belligerent little somebody now, but she should stick to acting.

The affectionate and semi-entertaining capacity of an actor’s adolescence and her acceleration to distinction in Hollywood.

EDITORIAL REVIEW

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An “honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable” (Harper’s Bazaar) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, and Trolls, “Scrappy Little Nobody lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon chatting with their closest friend” (Booklist).

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).

Scrappy Little Nobody

  • BookScrappy Little Nobody
  • Author:Anna Kendrick
  • ISBN:1501117203
  • ISBN-13:9781501117206
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Date:2016-11-15
  • Publisher:Touchstone
  • Language:English
  • Number Of pages:304