Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belo...

Details Scrappy Little Nobody

TitleScrappy Little Nobody
Release DateNov 15th, 2016
PublisherTouchstone Books
Number of pages304 pages
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Humor, Audiobook, Biography

Reviews Scrappy Little Nobody

  • Natalie
    I've been waiting to read this collection of humorous autobiographical essays for months and months, and I can now say that the wait was definitely worth it. Anna Kendrick's humor is even more hilarious on paper.In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.Sidebar: her honesty in this was kind of inspiring. It was like siting down t...
  • Larry Hoffer
    I'd rate this 4.5 stars.So, I kinda have a thing for Anna Kendrick. I've been (healthily) obsessed with her since 2003, when she appeared in an indie movie called Camp , which was about kids attending a performing arts summer camp in upstate New York.Anna played a young girl named Fritzi, who had an obsession with a girl named Jill, who starred in most of the plays that summer. But Jill mistreated Fritzi, so in the end, Fritzi got her revenge, a...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I was kind of expecting this to be funnier, but the whole book was still a pretty fun read because she doesn't take herself too seriously and is completely self-aware. There were a few parts where I laughed out loud! But it was mostly an honest & open narrative that gives a different perspective on Hollywood. I didn't know too much about Anna Kendrick outside of the roles she's played, so I didn't realize she came from such a normal background an...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Typical memoir from a celebrity – not much juicy info – and dull, especially regarding the love-life department. But Ms Kendrick does write well.
  • Emir Ibañez
    Ok, this was a funny read.It made me laugh out loud several times but it also has some "serious" stuff, it is well balanced and yes, this made me love Anna even more. This book felt like we were just lying in the grass and talking after a year of not seeing each other or something. I had a problem with the audiobook tho, she was talking very fast and English is not my first language so I had some problems trying to understand what she was saying ...
  • Carmen
    Once you know someone is an asshole, it's hard to find anything they say funny, charming, or poignant. I find myself thinking, "I wouldn't believe this guy if he warned me about an impending nuclear fallout; he's an asshole."I was going to write a one-star review for this. I was up to page 84, and the book was boring. It was just boring. I was thinking, "I will start the review like this: I like Anna Kendrick, I think she is cute and funny, but p...
  • Trish
    I MADE IT!Disclaimer: smoking weed after reading Stephen King’s The Shining is apparently a bad idea.I’m not into biographies. Not unless they are historically and/or politically important. Nevertheless, when I got a probably historically important one (haven’t read it yet), I also got this one, hoping it would make me laugh (Anna Kendrick’s movies aren’t bad and she seemed like a funny person).Sadly, this book was soooo disappointing. ...
  • Elyse
    Audiobook I dedicate this review to Steven....A 'short' review! May you enjoy your coffee in peace, Steven."Great things come in small packages"! Anna: "small' on you is classy, sexy, funny, audacious, powerful, genuine, and magnificent! Anna is phenomenal in the movie "Up in the Air"..... and terrific as Cinderella in movie version of "Into the Woods"!Just sayin!!!A fun - down to earth - adorable - Audiobook memoir!
  • Matthew
    This was an enjoyable and humorous "getaway" book. Some may know what I mean by that, but to explain . . . it wasn't too deep and meaningful. I could just listen and laugh. Anna's stories were generally funny. Sometimes the "I am just a normal person, but famous" undertones got to be a bit much, but if that's how she feels, I'm cool with it. As I said in one of my statuses . . . the theme is - Anna is just like us, only cuter and smaller! It's fu...
  • Mariah
    To be honest I expected this book to be way more funny than it was. I love Anna Kendrick as an actress and recently she has held a lot of funny parts, so I just assumed this book would be funny. There were a lot of times that I could tell she was trying to be funny, but not a single part of this book made me laugh out loud.But besides the lack of humor this book was pretty interesting. I loved how this book was completely about her life and they ...
  • Kelsey Manning
    Read the manuscript (don't worry, we don't have bound books yet!) and wow. I wrote LOL in the margins whenever I actually LOLed, and my pages are now absolutely filled with them. I was an Anna Kendrick fan but am now a devotee.
  • emma
    3.35/5 starsi'm too lazy to write a review for this, friends. happy thanksgiving!
  • Hannah
    Anna Kendrick seems lovely. I thought so before I listened to her book and now I am fairly certain it is true.I listened to her memoir on audiobook and as usual this was the right decision. Her delivery is perfect and the book is beyond hilarious. Her humour translates very well to the format and had me absolutely in stitches. This is also the strongest part of this book; weirdly enough I found her to be the funniest of all the "funny ladies" who...
  • Flannery
    One of the things I like about listening to comedic (as in funny, not necessarily by a comedian) memoirs is that they are easy for others to pick up for short bursts. I almost exclusively listen in my car and, every once in a while, someone will get in and ask me about what I'm listening to when it starts playing. Usually I have to turn it off so I don't lose my place or get distracted. With memoirs read by the author, people don't mind picking i...
  • Gabby
    Thank you so much to TouchStone books for sending me a copy of this book! Disclaimer: this in no way affects my opinion on the book.I adore this book. Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite actresses, and I absolutely love her in The Accountant, 50/50, End of Watch, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, Up In The Air, Pitch Perfect, etc. I think she's absolutely hilarious and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I listened to the audiobook and it...
  • Veronica Morfi
    I was not a big fan of Anna Kendrick before reading this book, but now I can safely say that she is my spirit animal. The girl is amazing and crazy at the same time. I loved every minute of this book and actually listening to Anna narrate her book was an amazing experience. I just wish there was more.
  • Taryn Pierson
    I think the best tidbit I took away from Anna Kendrick's book of funny personal essays was not to put too much stock in “nice.” Being nice, as Kendrick explains, usually means being compliant. It means not sticking up for yourself, or knuckling under when people try to push your boundaries. And in order to be a good person, the kind of person you want to be, you might just have to let go of the idea of being nice.Oh man, did I need to hear th...
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    This book confirmed what I already knew to be true: Anna and I are destined to be best friends.
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    *3.5 stars*We don't get very far below the surface, but I loved listening to Anna Kendrick narrate. Some light filler-fluff to pass the time and keep you entertained.
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    3 Meh But Amusing StarsI love autobiographies and I love Anna Kendrick so I was really excited for this one. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. There were good moments and some dull moments.The first half of the book is kind of boring. She talks a little about her childhood, but overall her childhood was nice so it wasn’t like I got a moving story or anything that made me glued to the pages. The photos were cute. When we get to the mov...
  • Erin
    My review of Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick is based purely on emotion & not its literary value. That's not a diss & I don't mean to imply that this book isn't a finely written piece of art. But mainly I'm giving it 5 Stars because I'm sick & reading this book made me feel a little better. Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite actresses & this book made her one of my favorite people. Once again I implore you to take this with a grain of sal...
  • Michael
    I going to be totally honest and say that I am a major Anna Kendrick fan and as a reader, I was impatiently waiting for her memoir Scrappy Little Nobody to be released. Now that I have read it I will say that this is one of the best non-fiction books I have read in a long time and makes me respect her even more (if that's possible). From the opening page, Anna held me in her spell with her honesty, wit, and sense of self-deprecation that was simp...
  • ShoSho
    I have challenged myself to read at least one book out of my comfort zone each month. This was my January book. 2 minutes into the audiobook I thought "Nah this is not for me, I'll listen for another 20 minutes if I felt the same I'd DNF". The next thing I know I'm 2 hours in and don't want to pause to do anything else!It turned out to be a very entertaining autobiography and Anna Kendrick had lots to say. I specially enjoyed her narration which ...
  • Melissa
    In 2003, I saw the movie Camp, as I am into musical theater and it looked like something I’d enjoy. In the middle of the film, a character named Fritzi both literally and figuratively steals the show. From that moment on, she’s the one to watch. I made note of the actress’ name, not knowing if I’d see her in anything again. Many years later, a movie called Up in the Air is nominated for an Oscar, and I learned that this same actress is in...
  • Michelle Curie
    "Oh man. Is my Wikipedia page going to say 'author' now? That's gonna make me look like such a dick." To me, Anna Kendrick is just one of these instantly likeable people. She's funny and good at her job. And she can sing. I first saw her in Twilight (yeah, I know) and then again in Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect and when I came across some interviews she did and tweets she tweeted, I realised she also had such a fun and good sense of humou...
  • Maryjane
    3.5/5 stars, rounded up because Anna is my fave. Lately it seems that celebrities and comedians think it's really cool to tell us about their lives, and in most cases I agree. But generally speaking, most of these read the same. The authors tell us funny stories from their childhood and they talk about what they wish they knew then. Followed up by explanations of some behind the scenes action from what they have worked on in the past, and how it ...
  • Alexa
    I love Anna Kendrick's humour and this is, obviously, funny, quirky and relatable. I really enjoyed reading about Anna's experiences and it always fascinates me how hard actors have had to work they're entire lives to make it where they are now. Clearly, Anna went through a lot and she had to do a lot of "fake it till you make it" moments.
  • Tiffany
    Unpopular opinion alert, please stand by.I like Anna Kendrick. Obviously I wouldn't have read her book if I didn't. I think she is talented and funny and all of the things one needs to be in order to be successful in Hollywood. She begins her book saying that she doesn't like to tell people she is a child actor because the typical child actor is crazy. I don't think Anna is crazy, but I in trying to prove that she is just like you and me she unin...