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
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 😊😊😊
Best thing I have ever heard. Anna Kendrick is so amazing. This is my first time using audible so this is actually the first book I've heard. So worth it.
If you're a fan, this is worth a listen.
Kendrick's well known humour comes through in almost all her stories of a young, aspiring actress, her struggles with money and fame, award nights, and an almost deadly experience on a boat! And let's not forget her funny, and relatable, experiences around sex and boyfriends.
A truly excellent book. Well done, and thank you, Anna.
I really liked this book. It shows (oh no!) that celebrities are real people with insecurities and self doubt. the only thing wrong with this book is that it's too short.
I absolutely loved it. Thank You Anna, You are Awesome. it's actually the first book that I've managed to finish so far on audible. I would highly recommended it. :)
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.
"fun listen into the life of a cute actor."
great quick listen on my commute. funny anecdotes on her jobs and childhood in theatre.
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!
This book was fantastic! Listening to Anna talk about her life was like having a long conversation with a new friend. Loved it!
"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
"...the idea of her."
The first time I saw Anna Kendrick in a movie, I thought, "Wow. What a fantastic person. I must find more movies that she's in."
I won't say here what that movie was, because I was not the demo they were aiming at, but suffice it to say, through the series the highlights for me were giant wolves, and Anna Kendrick.
I did subsequently watch more of her performances, and the overwhelming conclusion was that she was a very interesting, funny, talented, intelligent, and yes, beautiful person. I know that the previous sentence doesn't really make sense because those ordinary weren't her, but just roles that she played. It's both unrealistic, and extremely unfair to judge an actor but the characters they've portrayed.
That being said, maybe it was less an impression of her that I was forming, and more of just a hope that there was this attractive outcast that was a totally normal person that gets to live her dream.
I brought all of that, plus a few interviews from podcasts, and an open mind to buying this book. I was not disappointed. The name of this book says it all. It's not just a cute title... it's a mindset.
Ms. Kendrick comes off as...no wait... She IS your best friend, little sister, favorite aunt, drinking buddy, and Jessie's girl.
Before reading this book, I liked the idea of Anna Kendrick. Now, after finishing it (all in one day I might add), I realize that Anna Kendrick isn't some starlet on a pedestal... Anna Kendrick is us. And for that, Anna, we thank you.
to:dr- Buy this book and thank me later.
If you thought you loved Anna Kendrick before, you'll fall head over heels for her after reading her book!
"entertainment at its finest"
as usual, anna kendrick brings her witty humor to her audience, loved every minute of it!
"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.
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