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November 21, 2016

Anna Kendrick's Scrappy Little Memoir
by Katie Conway - 0

She’s one of Hollywood’s quirkiest, sassiest, most down-to-earth actresses - and now, she has her very own book! Anna Kendrick’s memoir Scrappy Little Nobody, out November 15th, is a “collection of humorous autobiographical essays” about the odds and ends of her awkward yet charming life, and her journey from Broadway teen to Oscar-nominated mega-star. Booklist claims it “lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon chatting with their closest friend,” and Harper’s Bazaar calls it “An honest, effortlessly funny and alternatively relatable and aspirational reflection… revealing the witty, talented and disarmingly real girl behind the Hollywood name.” It’s funny as hell, honest, and refreshing. 

Kendrick is no stranger to comedy either - and this can include her role as Jessica in Twilight, if you want (we know it, she knows it. Just watch this video if you need further proof that the movie captures her comedic chops). But for real, Anna has been acting for laughs since the 2003 musical comedy Camp, and has since moved on to films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Hollars, Into the Woods, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 - the second having been directed by the ever-hilarious Elizabeth Banks. 

She’s just as funny off-screen, too! A scroll through her twitter account is enough to solicit a giggle ("I'll be hanging with Mark Zuckerberg later. If I say ‘I loved you in Zombieland’ do we think he'll laugh?”, “My patronus is a Corgi,” etc.), and she shines on the late-night silver screen. Check her out on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she and Stephen discuss her book and sing “I’m Still Here” from the musical Follies - just ‘cause 2016 has been a real bitch. Kendrick also discusses how oh-so broke she was during her time at the Oscars (being nominated doesn’t come with a cash prize, unfortunately), and how she always pictures the person interviewing her to be having sex (to Stephen: “You’re doing very well”). 

So what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy of Scrappy Little Nobody today! Better yet, check out for Book Tour dates and details. Or, if you’re really lucky, you can find one of Anna’s limited edition signed copies on the New York Subway put there by the actress-now-writer herself, or on the London Underground as part of the @Booksonthesubway and @booksontheunderground movement. Happy reading!


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