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Scrappy Little Nobody

Scrappy Little Nobody

by Anna Kendrick
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/12/2017
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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 Anna's social ineptitude.

From then on she decided 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 her readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candour 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 (her older brother's affinity for Vanilla Ice may have inadvertently launched her career) 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 the perils of reading The Shining while filming Twilight in the isolated Canadian wilderness 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 someone 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).

ISBN:
9781471156830
9781471156830
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-12-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
197.99x130x21.49mm
Anna Kendrick

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve for her Tony-nominated performance in the musical High Society.

Since her Academy Award-nominated role as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in the The Twilight Saga and Pitch Perfect film franchises.

In 2013, she achieved musical success with the #2 Billboard hit song “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in Pitch Perfect. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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