A review of Scrappy Little Nobody in Elle reports “This A-list firecracker does it all.” That’s the scoop on Anna Kendrick — taken literally it means she explodes and she explodes in different genres. Once a 12-year-old Broadway star and later the vital center of movies like Pitch Perfect and The Twilight Saga, Kendrick has always commanded attention for her intelligence. That’s why she gets 300 pages to tell her story, even at the young age of 31. Because her fans trust her not to waste their time. Even such respected stars as Lauren Graham needed only 224 pages for her most recent memoir. Taraji P. Henson’s recent tome is 256 pages long.
Even though it won’t be released until November 15, Scrappy Little Nobody is already ranked the #5 bestseller at Amazon in the Humor Essays category. It’s ranked #266 among all the books currently on sale at the site — and it’s not even out yet. There are times when Kendrick’s tales resemble the work of the fiction master George Saunders as much as they do your run-of-the-mill celebrity memoir. If you’re a fan of Kendrick’s witty Twitter dialogue, this book will give you more characters in, you know, more characters.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 3, 2016