Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

29868610Title: Scrappy Little Nobody
Author: Anna Kendrick
304 pages, published November 2016
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

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).

This book was absolutely delightful! I laughed out loud SEVERAL times and couldn't stop reading. I'm a big fan of hers and I feel like her personality really shone through in this book. I think my favorite part in the book was the "Boys" chapters--they were a perfect glimpse into how teenage and young adult women think--and so well written!

What I loved most about this book is that you saw how REAL she was--so easy to relate to. I felt like I related to her in so many ways. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it!

Overall rating for "Scrappy Little Nobody": 4.5 stars 

Happy Reading! 


  1. I am planning to do this one on audio at some point. Glad you enjoyed it!


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