“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” —Anna Kendrick
Scrappy Little Nobody is hilarious from start to finish, I am so happy I listened to the audio book it was like a huge hilarious podcast featuring Anna Kendrick the whole time and who doesn’t love that? (people that don’t like Anna Kendrick but shhhh they’re a myth because I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t like this hilarious child adult)
Hearing about how down to earth Anna is and her outlook on fame and her own success was great, the book never felt too over the top and there was so much self-deprecating humor and just hilarity in general it really made me love her as an actress and person even more.
I also learnt a lot more about what it was like for her being a child actress and starting off in indie films. Hearing about how she wasn’t actually paid that much, I am the person that assumes that people are automatically mega rich when they’re some what famous of course this was all before Pitch perfect.
I adore Anna’s singing voice and her style of comedy, the writing in this never felt fake it felt like having a conversation with her that was extremely one sided but awesome nonetheless.
I don’t usually read Celebrity Autobiographies because I feel like some of them can just be really pretentious and over the top but if there’s more like Kendrick’s then I need them in my life asap, right now, seriously I’ll run to the library.
After reading this I have put these onto my tbr/audio wish list:
It’s nice to have a change from Young Adult fiction and I’m definitely going to start reading some more non-fiction books to help break up my fiction reads and hopefully avoid book slumps!
Have you read this or any Celebrity autobiographies you enjoyed? I highly recommend the Audio for this if you’re thinking about picking it up.
The only other one I can think of that I actually enjoyed was Richard Hammond’s but if you don’t like Top Gear I wouldn’t recommend it xD