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.
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©2016 Anna Kendrick (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
"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)
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.....
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 😊😊😊
If you already like Anna Kendrick you'll love this book, if you are intrigued by Anna Kendrick as you've 'seen her in that movie' and you might give it a go, do it. I sat and listened to this audiobook all the way through in one go and I'll probably do it again, I couldn't help it, I started listening and then 6 hours had passed. The fact that Anna Kendrick reads it makes it even better, it definitely makes it feel more personal and I would recommend it to anyone.
Very enjoyable and humorous set of autobiographical essays. Interesting range of stories from different point and all delivered with character and a great sense of humour making it a very pleasurable listen.
I assume those who rated this poorly didn't read the description fully as I think this delivers as expected.
It is great to hear the story in the actresses own voice as she delivers it perfectly with the right emphasis in the stories making them feel more real. A professional narrator would not have done as good a job.
I haven't read and autobiography in such a long time and just decided I'd give this a go. I'm glad I did I freaking loved it, and loved that it was read by Anna herself it gave it that personal touch.
I've listened too a few different books on here and this has to be by far my favourite. Anna is open and honest, and it drew me in as a reader/listener. Highly recommended.
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.
"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 :-)
"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
This book was fantastic! Listening to Anna talk about her life was like having a long conversation with a new friend. Loved it!
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!
"fun listen into the life of a cute actor."
great quick listen on my commute. funny anecdotes on her jobs and childhood in theatre.
"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.
"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.
"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!
"Good, but Not the Best"
I loved Anna Kendrick's narration. She is so funny, and I loved her reading this book.
I would recommend this book to my friends because, while it was not my favorite, I think they would really enjoy it.
Yes, I could have listened to this book all at once if I had been able.
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.
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