PRAISE FOR SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY
“A fizzy, funny collection of personal essays that very successfully approximates
what it’s like to spend time with Kendrick.”
“Scrappy Little Nobody lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon
chatting with their closest friend.”
“The Pitch Perfect star can sing, act, and write hilarious tweets.
Fortunately she’s imbued the pieces in Scrappy Little Nobody with that same humor.”
“An honest, effortlessly funny and alternatively relatable and aspirational reflection…
revealing the witty, talented and disarmingly real girl behind the Hollywood name.”
AUGUST 19 at 1pm
BARNES & NOBLE Union Square (33 E 17th St, New York, NY)
In conversation with Angela Ledgerwood
AUGUST 20 at 5pm
JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER (364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY)
In conversation with Janet Maslin, with screening of His Girl Friday to follow
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 her autobiographical collection of essays Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.
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).