Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (audiobook)

Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick [Compact Disc Biography Kendrick] 

I’ve been a fan of the actress Anna Kendrick for several years now, ever since enjoying her performances in Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect and Into the Woods, so seeing that she put out an autobiographical memoir in 2016, and that she narrated the audiobook version herself, made me eager anticipate listening to it. The book-on-cd did not disappoint. Kendrick seems to specialize in “quirky” characters, and she exudes similar quirkiness in real life. She is packed so full of sassy self-deprecating sarcasm that she talks a-mile-a-minute, as if she can’t pause at all in her verbal explosion, for fear of not being able to get all her commentary out. Kendrick is alternately funny, bawdy (I’d rate this title “PG-13” or possibly a soft “R”, based on some of the subject matter and her…liberal use of colorful language), painfully honest and simply fascinating. She’s only 31, but has already had plenty of memoir-worthy experiences, and it’s fun learning about how she got her start in the entertainment business. If you enjoy her acting, and you like sass and spunk and an outsider’s view of the world of acting, I highly recommend this book, especially in audio format, where you can hear Anna’s voice directly..

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try some of Anna’s films, especially the Pitch Perfect entries, or her Oscar-nominated turn in Up In the Air, opposite George Clooney.]

[ publisher’s official Scrappy Little Nobody web site ] | [ Anna Kendrick on: Twitter | Instagram | Internet Movie Database ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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