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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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    terri 23/01/2017
    terri 23/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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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
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    Will Price 16/11/2016
    Will Price 16/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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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
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    missgrahams 13/12/2016
    missgrahams 13/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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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
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    Dennis Oneill 04/12/2017
    Dennis Oneill 04/12/2017
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    "this girl is just amazing in every way ."

    Anna tell her story in only the way she can she's funny in a number of ways and I'd love to her some of her other life experiences . she really is the total package in a lady .

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    Doll85 28/11/2017
    Doll85 28/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "love her"

    funny, honest, awesome. absolutely loved listening to this book. Anna is amazing. totally honest about her experiences being an actress. loved it.

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    Anonymous 27/11/2017
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    "So relatable"

    Obviously she is famous but she is just a normal girl, just like me and my friends trying to understand and cope with being an adult. I was able to relate to nearly every story in this book. LOVED IT. I’m sure this isn’t the last time Ill listen to it

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    lewis parkes 23/11/2017
    lewis parkes 23/11/2017
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    "Amazing"

    Really enjoyed this audio book and kept my attention the whole way through.
    Anna’s life stories are fun and inspirational.
    Would definitely recommend listening.
    10/10

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    Anonymous 01/10/2017
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    "perfect for all sarcastic people out there"

    so funny! relatable and so nice ;)! just the perfect thing to listen too I really enjoyed it

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    Kat 17/09/2017
    Kat 17/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "really entertaining"

    great audiobook, listening really allows the authors personality to come across, funny smart and entertaining!

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    CAE 11/08/2017
    CAE 11/08/2017
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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.

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  • Andrew
    17/01/17
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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!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler
    16/11/16
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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.

    36 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy Ames
    26/11/16
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    16/11/16
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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
  • mdunn
    25/11/16
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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.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Merenzon
    17/11/16
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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
  • Amazon Customer
    17/11/16
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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
  • Brian
    Niagara Falls, NY
    18/02/17
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    "A much-needed laugh"

    When I saw that Anna had a book coming out I quickly checked to see if it was going to be Audible and I was relieved. I love listening to memoirs read by the author. Especially if the author is an actor or a comedian. There is something there in the audiobook that you can't get from reading it.

    Scrappy Little Nobody was no different. Anna's narration really made this book in my opinion. I'm sure that reading it on your own you could have enjoyed it just as much -- but hearing her actual reactions to things she wrote on top of hearing her tell you stories that were funny and sometimes embarrassing really put this book over the top.

    I started this book on a day where I wasn't having a good morning (are there such a thing as a good morning?) And within the first few minutes of my drive I was already laughing and smiling like an idiot during my commute. The rest of the book kept me smiling and laughing.

    Anna's story was really well thought out and I'm glad (and a little amazed) that she was able to get as much intimacy onto the page and into the audiobook.

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a good laugh, especially if you like a slightly cynical and real celebrity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John C.
    South Dakota
    06/12/16
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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
  • Amazon Customer
    15/11/16
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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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