Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody

By Anna Kendrick

  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 454 Ratings


The New York Times bestselling 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).


  • I’m Not Alone

    By app reviewer 53783
    As a “Scrappy Little Nobody” who’s entering the entertainment world, this book made me feel less crazy and alone then it probably should have. I think everyone under 5’2 should read this book to also feel less alone, and for people who have a good sense of humor (which isn’t for a lot of people I know sadly) P.S. I might have also enjoyed Zac Efron being mentioned a little too much, but I’m saving that story for when I write a book
  • So good!

    By mjl220
    Really love how Anna Kendrick cleverness comes through in this book
  • Favorite Actress

    By Amigee
    One of my favorite actresses, I picked this book up just for fun. And though it started a bit slow it seemed to get better as she was growing. I also learned some things about her or her movies. Recommend reading if you like Anna Kendrick.
  • Kudos

    By 988ij
    Me divertí y deseo ir a un viaje en barco
  • Loved it.

    By Lovwrhchvjf
    Great book. Anna Kendrick is so real and makes you feel that you know her. I enjoyed every second of it. If you haven’t read it, read now.
  • Getting Inside Anna... (no, not like that you pervs)

    By BonnieLEP
    After a week of binge drinking with her, I feel this book is exactly the information you'd receive after penetrating the social awkwardness that seems to be, Anna Kendrick. So much admiration for trying to "keep it real"! I hope she stays scrappy and non-starry, but starry! Fun read!
  • 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!