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Scrappy Little Nobody Audiobook

Scrappy Little Nobody

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Publisher's Summary

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

"I'm excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I'd like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude and pettiness and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well educated and accomplished comedy writers, I'm very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: Are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!" (Anna Kendrick)

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Anna Kendrick (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Actress Anna Kendrick narrates her wry and witty collection of autobiographical essays about growing up in Portland, Maine.... Her quick pace, sometimes sarcastic tone, and unmistakably familiar voice enhance funny and shrewd reflections on her ordinary girl's life." (AudioFile)

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    Tyler 11-16-16
    Tyler 11-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Autobiography"

    I have never been able to finish a celebrity autobiography before. Midway through this book I realized that this was something that I would listen to several times over. Anna is brilliant and can effortlessly put herself in the mind of reader in a way that makes it seem like a real conversation. I enjoy that she gets right to the point and doesn't add any fluff to lengthen the story. This book never came off as self absorbed or fake, which is refreshing. All together it is worth a credit.

    33 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 01-17-17
    Andrew 01-17-17

    Avid listener

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    "Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation"

    Story: Like so many others that have left reviews, I too have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've only listened to a few other books in this genre (Rob Lowe, Judy Greer, Tina Fey) so I can't compare it to much, but I would consider this a somewhat typical Hollywood memoir. Trying to figure out direction in life, reaching the ah-ha moment, and then experiencing the highs and lows of the journey. I found myself able to relate to some stories and others not, but even if you can or can't, I'm confident that you'll be laughing along the entire way. One thing that makes it interesting is that Miss Kendrick is still a young actress. She has experienced a lot already and we don't even know where she will go from here (how many more books will we get!?).

    Performance: The narration was done wonderfully! The audiobook flowed and felt like a conversation with a friend... you know, when a friend tells a really, really long story :) For real, though, this was hilarious and genuine.

    Overall: I couldn't find myself giving the overall rating anything other than five stars. This book is light, easy to follow and humorous. I nearly finished it during one drive and didn't tire or need a break at all because it all flowed so well and I was pulled into the performance from the start. Highly recommend this audiobook! To wrap this up, the best way I can describe this audiobook is... absolutely effortless!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lucy Ames 11-26-16
    Lucy Ames 11-26-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a huge book lover and appreciate great performances as an actress.

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    "Humorous and Nicely Performed"

    Anna Kendrick's performance of her own composition is humorous and compelling. Her delivery exhibits dead pan and dry humor. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a light and honest read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julia 11-16-16
    Julia 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Anna the author"

    Anna perfectly put her personality into a book that was fun to read, didn't deel pretensious at all, narration light and easy to follow

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Merenzon 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Anna Kendrick"

    this book was really good having it read by Anna Kendrick herself made the story come alive.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who's ever felt like an outsider in a group and Anna's clever ways of telling stories of her childhood and her experiences in life where in lightning and comical.

    thank you :-)

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-17-16
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    "Amazing!"

    This book was fantastic! Listening to Anna talk about her life was like having a long conversation with a new friend. Loved it!

    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    "Great story!"

    I loved this from beginning to end. I really hope people take a chance on this. I found her so likeable. I would read another book by her tomorrow!

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    aubie99_98 11-27-16
    aubie99_98 11-27-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.

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    "Good, but Not the Best"
    What did you love best about Scrappy Little Nobody?

    I loved Anna Kendrick's narration. She is so funny, and I loved her reading this book.


    Would you recommend Scrappy Little Nobody to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to my friends because, while it was not my favorite, I think they would really enjoy it.


    Which character – as performed by Anna Kendrick – was your favorite?

    Herself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could have listened to this book all at once if I had been able.


    Any additional comments?

    I know I am in the minority by giving it three stars. I feel the need to explain. I felt this was someone who was too young to write a "memoir." I was also completely surprised by her language in the book. But, that was not what bothered me the most. I guess it was just that she did not really tell me anything interesting.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Elliott McNair 11-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "It's like listening to a good friend tell stories"

    Great book. The storytelling is very conversational and flows very well. It's like listening to an old friend tell stories. Anna Kendricks performance of the book is great and adds a sense of authenticity.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    joon 11-16-16
    joon 11-16-16

    Like to listen to fantasy or sci fi while riding my bicycle or on the commute to work.

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    "fun listen into the life of a cute actor."

    great quick listen on my commute. funny anecdotes on her jobs and childhood in theatre.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • missgrahams
    12/13/16
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    "Hilarious and real"

    An amazingly funny book, I loved listening to Anna and her slightly awkward and loveable stories. A great insight into how people are just people at the end of the day, everyone struggles and has problems. Her voice and the way she puts expression makes the book easy to listen to and on several occasions I laughed out loud, I must have looked like a psycho on my morning cycle to work.....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • terri
    1/23/17
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    "Dull"

    Sorry I loved Anna in pitch perfect but she's far too young for an autobiography
    Very disappointing it didn't meet my expectations

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Will Price
    11/16/16
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    "I wish it had just kept on going."

    As one who has always struggled to find a book/audio book entertaining this was something i looked forward to since pre order and i wasn't in any way disappointed, it's funny and very interesting and I 100% recommended it to anyone who is either a fan or is just fancying a new book to read or especially listen to, in the end all i can say is this is really really great and is so worth buying for absolutely anyone 😊😊😊

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
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    "Anna is amazing"

    Anna Kendrick is amazing and I've never related to someone's stories as much as hers before

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  • L Smith
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    5/20/17
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    "Not essays at all!"

    When this book was described as a series of essays, I was concerned that it would be stale and too factual. The opposite couldn't be more true! Kendrick's writing and narration are both very funny and it is more an amusing delve into her anxious psyche.

    Anna's self analysis and chatty self deprecation are very relatable. The only mildly essay nature of this autobiography is the fact it is more thought snippets and tales rather than a lengthy chronological recount of Kendricks's life.

    By the end of the book you'll definitely want to throw on some sweatpants and a hoody and ask Anna to be your new friend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah Joshua
    5/17/17
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    "HILARIOUS (and.. regrettably.. so so relatable)"

    Thank you Miss Kendrick (and audible)

    This was a delight and highly efficient source of procrastination. Did I mention I have an A Level exam tomorrow? Sorry, I forgot seeing as how great your book & narration is!

    Thanking you again, from this hopefully-but-probably-not-less-socially-unacceptable person.

    HRJ

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/12/17
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    "Best bit is hearing her words in her voice!"

    Hilarious- you have to read/ listen to this! Especially in her own words- I found this by following her on Twitter- she makes you laugh with her, at herself. Makes you feel less alone in your insecurities- was not a disappointment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Galaxeja
    London
    5/3/17
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    "Amazing"

    I like everything about the book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to laugh and read about candid celebrity life and the road to getting there !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookish
    London, England
    5/2/17
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    "Perfect for Anna Kendrick fan"

    I'm a big fan of Anna Kendrick, she has a particular humour which translates well to audiobook and boy is she expressive in her narration.

    The only downside was that I did feel a few parts were were fillers but then life isn't always exciting. I will wait for the book she promises to write at age 70!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Kate Higham
    4/26/17
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    "Witty and completely relatable. "

    I've just finished this and am going to listen to it again straight away.
    Made me laugh out loud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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