Review: Scrappy Little Nobody, by Anna Kendrick

Note: This review is for the audiobook version, read by the author.

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Never again will I feel quite as over-the-moon star-struck by Anna Kendrick as I did before, now that I have read this book. And I mean that in the best way possible. In Scrappy Little Nobody, Anna Kendrick successfully proves that she is just a regular person who puts her pants on the same way as anybody else: one leg at a time…and hopefully they are sweat pants so that she can veg out on the couch. I’m right there with you, Anna!!

The book starts with her childhood and works its way through the years to what was the present at the time the book was being published, so fairly recently. And her family is made up of normal folks who worked hard to help her achieve her dream, and Anna is just a normal person who has worked hard to achieve her dream. And boy did she put up with a lot along the way. I guess I never realized just how hard it truly is to be a struggling actor…or even one who has had a role in a series of famous movies. It sounds like much more of a humbling experience than Hollywood makes it appear to be.

I laughed a lot while reading this book. I really appreciated the way that she is able to make fun of herself and her situations and just find the humor in what, at the time, was probably far from humorous sometimes. Sometimes it’s either laugh or cry, and if you cry, you may never stop, so why not laugh and make the best of it.

This is probably kind of a niche book, where you’ll probably like it if you are a fan of Anna Kendrick or just really like memoirs. If you have no idea who she is, my best guess is that perhaps you should probably at least watch some of her movies first and find out who she is.


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