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BUDDY READ: Non-Fiction > Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick Starting January 14th

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Andy | 13941 comments A 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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Andy | 13941 comments I keep forgetting everything she talks about because it's just all her life experiences and not a story with a "plot line". But I love this so far!! And I'm so not surprised bc I love Anna Kendrick already.

Alaina (ameserole) Haha yeah I can totally relate! But this book definitely got me into reading more books about actors and their lives. Mindy kalings why not me is hilarious too.

Andy | 13941 comments I'm trying to read more non-fiction in general so maybe this will be the year.

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