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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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    Amazon Customer 04/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "I never knew I'd love Anna Kendrick yelling at me"

    Each time it happened during the narration, my face would break into a goofy grin... causing more than one normal human in a public space to eye me warily. I think Anna should be proud of this book & its ability to celebrate awkwardness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gitte 03/01/2017
    Gitte 03/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scrappy Little Nobody to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version of the book, but I honestly don't want to! Having Anna read it to you, makes it so freaking awesome! You feel like she's just sitting next to you, having a beer and telling all kinds of funny stories. She's the f'ed up friend you wish you had :-D


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scrappy Little Nobody?

    All of it! Don't make me choose!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Again, not possible to pick just one!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ya think you're betta than me?!


    Any additional comments?

    Just do yourself a favour and get this. It's totally worth everything! I mean, Anna Kendrick screams at you and you'll love it ;-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ali 21/12/2016
    ali 21/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Anna Kendrick-My spirit animal."

    This book brought to mind all the weird and wacky things I did and felt as a kid and also as an adult, I love that Little glimpse into someone's life that shows them as, not a self obsessed celebrity, but a real life human being. I can relate to so much of what Anna speaks about and that is such an amazing thing to feel like you're involved in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 16/12/2016
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    "So much fun"

    Anna's narration adds a level of dimension not often felt when listening to an audio book.

    Scrappy Little Nobody is funny, honest, self-depreciating, hard to put down and (at times) a little cringe worthy.

    I hope she continues to write more books, her sense of humour is so refreshing. Definitely worth an Audible credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aileen 15/12/2016
    Aileen 15/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Anna Kendrick is a revelation"

    Full of interesting stories and her classic style of self deprecating yet heartwarming humour. Hearing the story read aloud by the author made the words come to life. The book made it hard to keep a straight face when I was listening to it in public. Definitely would recommend it to anyone who needs a good laugh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 18/11/2016
    Paul 18/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Every part was my favourite part!"

    Amazing! So very relatable in every way! Perfect balance of self deprecating humour and judgmental humour

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 17/11/2016
    Thomas 17/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful reflections with sparingly shrill sass"

    Delivery excellent, an excellent quirky sassy self narration. Kendrick's reflections on her past are fun and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chloe 18/11/2016
    Chloe 18/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic"

    it felt real. nothing forced about each story being told. I found myself relating to her in so many ways. if only more people wrote their part life stories this way.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni 19/01/2017
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    "Easy listening fun."

    If you like Anna Kendrick at all, this is worth a listen to. Wonderful to hear how 'normal' she is.

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    Jamie T Eddey 19/01/2017
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    "Beautifully weird, unapologetically human"

    This book was a whole lot of fun to listen too. Can not recommend it enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • 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.

    23 of 23 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!

    14 of 14 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!

    13 of 13 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 :-)

    9 of 9 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

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • joon
    16/11/16
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    "fun listen into the life of a cute actor."

    great quick listen on my commute. funny anecdotes on her jobs and childhood in theatre.

    10 of 11 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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Elliott McNair
    19/11/16
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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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • 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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frannie
    2/12/16
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    "For.. aspiring actors/actresses perhaps?"
    What did you like best about Scrappy Little Nobody? What did you like least?

    Premise: I loved the Pitch Perfect movies and Anna Kendrick is a very talented singer and she makes me laugh out loud when she does her interviews.
    That being said, let's now get to this audiobook.

    Having listened to the audiobook, it was still entertaining at times hearing Anna talk so fast she was rambling one thousand words per second and some anecdotes were funny indeed but I could not relate to her at all.
    She talked about her experience moving out to LA at seventeen, going to premieres and the night of the Oscars and even though she's very down to earth, it was still an actress that basically lives in another world compared to mine. Plus, there was the whole "adolescence" where she tried out new things like going to college parties or doing some drungs or drinking which might be normal for the American culture but it is definitely not common where I live.

    I would recommend it to people who want to enter the acting world, to understand that it is not easy and there are tons of sacrifices to go through if you want to make it but if you're passionate and determined you CAN make it, despite all the efforts.
    So I can recognize some of its value but it wasn't for me, unfortunately. But yeah, it kept me company.


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  • missgrahams
    13/12/16
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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.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/11/16
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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
  • Shan.Lee
    horwich, bolton, UK
    20/01/17
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    "Hilarious"

    this is the first audible book I have listened to and wow! I lived it, so funny in parts driving along laughing. would really recommend and nice touch that she is reading it herself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lewis rider
    19/01/17
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    "Sh*ts and giggles"

    Great listen, really draws you in honestly I couldn't recommend enough.

    Imagine that friend who's constantly happy and upbeat that always make people laugh, it's pretty much like listening to that person

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yael
    17/01/17
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    "thoroughly enjoyed this book!"

    great writing, narration made it even funnier! it's honest, revelling and funny and I definitely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lupin666
    Yorkshire
    17/01/17
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    "So funny!!"

    I genuinely loved listening to this. Anna has had a pretty fascinating life so far and her views on celebrity life are refreshing and real.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    13/01/17
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    "OMG!!!!! 😍 😘"

    I loved this book Anna krndrick is my spirit animals so funny. Clever. Awesome!!!!! Just loved it. The narrative is so funny and she's clearly enjoyed herself love how her mind works. We'd get on so well.. In a non I sit outside her house stalker style way! Write another one soon Anna! 6

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    6/01/17
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    "Wow, just wow!"

    I totally loved listening to this book! It made my day feel a whole less mundane (I mean I was building flat pack furniture, so it was pretty mundane) Anna writing is both witty and informative, I can honestly say I think comes across really well. Added bonus, it's nice to know somebody else over analyses situations or events as much as me! You should totally listen/read this book, it's fab!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie Hardman
    United Kingdon
    3/01/17
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    "Entertaining"

    I did enjoy this book, I quite like most of the work that Anna Kendrick has done.

    This book came across as quite honest, she seems like a person who is quite self aware and isn't a diva. Many of the stories are humorous and relatable.

    I have to admit that I did have the thought when I first heard Anna Kendrick was writing a biographical book that 'hang on surely she's too young'. However she wasn't self aggrandizing but being truthful about her life.

    My main objection is towards the swearing, yes I read books that have swearing in them but I don't find that attractive or pleasant in a person. This probably won't be an issue for anyone else but it is something that bothers me and the reason I didn't give it a higher rating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. Pirrie
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    3/01/17
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    "I love Anna Kendrick but..."
    Where does Scrappy Little Nobody rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was an enjoyable listen, but does not make my top 3 books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how down to earth Anna was and learning more about her life,


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Anna Kendrick?

    Yes.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh out loud at some bits.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit to being a wee bit disappointed by this book. I love Anna Kendrick, she is a great actress, always comes across well in interviews and can be hilarious on twitter. But somehow, her personality does not come across as she narrates her own book. At times I thought she sounded a bit bored by the whole thing.
    Never the less, I'm glad I listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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