Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
“I gave up on being nice. I started putting more value on other qualities instead: passion, bravery, intelligence, practicality, humor, patience, fairness, sensitivity. Those.”
So as you may know, I work at a used book store and once a week I dust the entire store. It takes on average 2-3 hours to do. My boss lets me listen to music while I dust and I used to do that. Then I switched to podcasts and the current state of our country just made me depressed listening to the podcasts I like, so I decided to start borrowing audiobooks from the library. I have a hard time focusing on fiction that I haven’t already read so I do more non-fiction. The funnier the better. I adore Anna Kendrick and I had heard excellent things about her book so I figured I’d give it a try.
This book basically is her recounting things that happened in her life that led to her fame. I love famous people like her that start as just awkward, insecure people and never really changed, just became famous. They are so relate able and aside from the whole famous actress and incredible singer thing, I felt like I was just like her.
The stories were so funny and quirky and the fact that she read the book herself in the audio version just made it all the better. My favorite story was early in the book where she talks about some new friends she made when she was very young. They were around 6 or 7 and named their group the Cool Kids Club. Except because they were so young and didn’t understand spelling of words, they referred to themselves as the KKK. I had to pause the book I was laughing so hard.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It was so fun to listen to and I was so sad when it was over. I’m sure reading it would have been fine, but hearing her recount the stories herself was so much better.