Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody

By Anna Kendrick

  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 238 Ratings



An “honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable” (Harper’s Bazaar) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, and Trolls, “Scrappy Little Nobody lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon chatting with their closest friend” (Booklist).

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 belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).


  • Quippy

    By Necedee
    Loved the book. Anna is so sarcastic and humorous. Well written, with fun stories to read.
  • Great read!!!

    By Annebynk
    I've always enjoyed a good celebrity book, but this one is my absolute FAVORITE!!! Her personality really came off the pages and made me feel like she's someone I could absolutely be BFFs with!! Truly a great read you will not be disappointed!
  • Funny and honest

    By Jesslynnmart34
    I didn't go into this book expecting to love it but I did. Kendrick is a great writer and had a nice balance of humor and wit.
  • Scrappy Little Nobody

    By AKFandom
    I loved reading Anna Kendrick's debut book. She makes us humanoids feel like we are not the only imperfect, crazies on the planet. She writes in a very relatable style and it's a laconic read. I'm really only writing this review because I hope she reads this! Awesome storytelling AK!
  • Hilarious read

    By mnreiter
    I loved this book! Anna is hilarious!
  • This is the funniest book I've ever read

    By JoannaKaitlyn
    So many hilarious moments.
  • I feel like we're friends now

    By Monniebo3
    Quick read. Love Anna's writing style. It's like you can hear her saying it as you read along. Hoping for a part 2!
  • Dude!

    By DK's iphone 5
    Really enjoyed this book. It's refreshing to read about an actress who is down to earth, self depreciating and self aware.
  • Witty, engaging, fun!

    By Paul McB
    A fun jaunt thru Anna Kendrick"s life. Well written, intelligent and fun to read. I don’t know Miss Kendrick- so I can’t tell if this is mostly from her or with the help of a ghost writer….But she comes across as a hardworking, grounded woman who’s worked very hard to get where she is now….Very entertaining, sort of an extended series of vignettes.
  • Kendrick is Queen.

    By Chase Whale
    I second. Kendrick should narrate the audiobook. I love her candor about Hollywood and dry humor.