Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna KendrickA 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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She wanted to be a doctor when she was little, but not for the salary. Specifically, she told her mom she wanted to work with poor people and not make them pay. She totally blew her first stage performance. Halfway through, she forgot the lyrics and face-planted on the stage for a while. A friend once forced her to sneak in to see Iron Man without paying and she felt insanely guilty.
That was what she had to remind herself repeatedly while writing her new book, a charming, funny and sometimes probing collection of personal essays titled Scrappy Little Nobody , that hits stores today. I would definitely give credit to my editor for being like: I think this story is about guilt!
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How did I get here? I vividly remember being 19 years old, not having health insurance and moving to Los Angeles. I needed to go to the doctor, and it was 30 times more expensive than I was expecting it to be. Q2 In your new book, Scrappy Little Nobody , you say you knew you were crazy at a young age. I thought someone was going to tell me so many things.