Scrappy Little Nobody

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Author(s): Anna Kendrick
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD27142
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508213543
Narrator/s: Anna Kendrick
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Description

The New York Times bestselling 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).

All formats/editions

eAudio
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Author(s): Anna Kendrick
Narrator(s): Anna Kendrick
Product Number Z100136031
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508213550
eBook
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Author(s): Anna Kendrick
Product Number EB00667784
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781501117237

Professional reviews

"Actress Anna Kendrick narrates her wry and witty collection of autobiographical essays about growing up in Portland, Maine--or not growing--as a constant theme is that of being small; she's 5'2". Her quick pace, sometimes sarcastic tone, and unmistakably familiar voice enhance funny and shrewd reflections on her ordinary girl's life. (Apparently even stars have to attend the hell of middle school.) Moving briskly, she depicts entertaining scenes filled with dialogue, creating an array of distinct voices for those who populated her past, often ruefully recounting years-old slights with impressive detail. Self-described as a "very, very small weirdo," the author entertains listeners with her tales of early friendships, playground battles, and discovering her calling as an actress. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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