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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.

    35 of 40 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!

    5 of 5 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
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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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    John C. South Dakota 12-06-16
    John C. South Dakota 12-06-16 Member Since 2006

    Born with earbuds.

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    "Starts flat, gets better"

    Funny but not as funny as billed.
    Interesting and poignant at times.
    Her reading is good, but not great.
    She skips some parts of her career that might have made the book more interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mdunn 11-25-16
    mdunn 11-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Ugh. I wanted to like it!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I actually don't know who might enjoy this book. Maybe a 19 year old.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Kendrick again?

    If it weren't her own book, yes (maybe).


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Kendrick’s performances?

    Possibly--but I wouldn't be too excited about it.


    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted to like this book. I think Anna Kendrick is a cute and kind of quirky actress--and I like that she doesn't take herself too seriously. But the book stunk. She takes the self deprecation schtick way too far, so much that it comes off as forced and then she just kind of seems like a spoiled jerk.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-15-16
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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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    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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  • 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
  • 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 3 people found this review helpful
  • CAE
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    8/11/17
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    "I didn't want to like Anna Kendrick..."

    ...but I do now. Anna Kendrick has charmed her way into my mind & I now I think she'd be fun to have a drink with & I kinda hate her a little for how she's made being scrappy charming.
    Kendrick brings things back down to earth & reminds us that she's hard working, lucky perhaps but also a normal human being who steals toilet roll when needs be. Don't judge, we've all been there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    7/21/17
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    "Absolutely Hilarious"

    Best book i have ever read/listened to. funnyest thing i have heard in a loonng time.
    chapter 13 was best.
    would reccomend and read again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • francesca
    7/8/17
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    "Funny and Engaging"

    A fun and easy listen which will have you smiling. Kendrick's sarcastic and self deprecating style is entertainingly charming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simi
    6/29/17
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    "Amazingly funny!"

    I just loved it! It's fun, it's real and most important, it's totally relatable. Well done Anna!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kyliie
    6/18/17
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    "Can I give more stars?"

    Loveeeed this book, was hilarious from start to finish! I actually didn't think I could love her more than I already did but clearly I unrated myself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wales
    6/12/17
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    "I'm a little bit in love with Anna Kendrick (but don't tell her that)"

    This is by far the best audiobook I have experienced so far. Acerbic wit, endearing charm and an exceptional delivery, I loved every moment and I hope more will follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    5/20/17
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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