Waiting on Wednesday: Spotlight on Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.
My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick. I know I just said last week when I spotlighted Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can that I’m normally not really all that into books written by celebrities, but what are the odds that two of my favorite actresses would both have books coming out this fall? I’m excited about this book because I think in addition to being a fantastic actress, Anna Kendrick is also one of the funniest celebrities out there. I especially love following her on twitter because you just never know what she’s going to come up with next, but it’s always a guaranteed laugh and I have the same expectations for Scrappy Little Nobody.
Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
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 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).
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂
I picked the same book this week! Nice choice!
Yay! Great minds think alike 🙂 I love Anna so I really hope this will be a fun and entertaining read.
I said I don’t read them either, on your WoW for Lauren Graham’s book. You’re right, though. I’m just as intrigued by this one. I bet both of them are going to be super funny.
I have really high hopes for both of them. I doubt I’ll ever become a big reader of celeb authored books, but I’ll definitely make an exception for these funny ladies. Oh and Rebel Wilson too if she were to ever come out with a similar book 🙂
I haven’t heard of this book, though Anna Kendrick is awesome and it sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you enjoy reading it ^_^
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Thanks! I love Anna Kendrick so I have high hopes for it 🙂
Anna Kendrick as a hoot! Great pick. 🙂
Thanks! Yeah, I just love her 🙂
I think that this is going to be one hilarious book. I think that Anna Kendrick is amazing, so this one should be a good read. I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
I do too. Anna is so funny, and I can’t just imagine that her book wouldn’t be equally hilarious 🙂
Oh this is one of my most anticipated books!! That and the Lauren Graham one. I am big into celebrity memoirs/essays though. I love her and I think this will be so much fun. Great pick!!
Thanks! Yes, I love Anna’s sense of humor in interviews and on social media, so I’m really hoping that same humor will be in the book and that it will be a super fun read. Hope we both love it 🙂
Ahhh, I am watching Pitch Perfect as I write this! I love love anna Kendrick, she’s just gets better and better with each movie and her Twitter is hILARIOUS!
Pitch Perfect is one of those movies I never get tired of watching and it’s mainly because of Anna. I really hope the book is as entertaining as she is in her films and on social media 🙂
I cannot wait to pick up Anna’s book. A day Lauren’s too.
🙂 New follower!